Taoiseach meets Qatari leaders during trade mission

Tuesday 07 January 2014 22.03
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny met Qatar Prime Minister Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani
Taoiseach Enda Kenny met Qatar Prime Minister Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani
Mr Kenny is leading a 100-strong trade mission to the region
Mr Kenny is leading a 100-strong trade mission to the region
Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, signs a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Business Association
Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, signs a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Business Association
Richard Bruton at the infection control workshop with Dr Faleh Mohammed Hussain Ali, Assistant Secretary General for Policy Affairs
Richard Bruton at the infection control workshop with Dr Faleh Mohammed Hussain Ali, Assistant Secretary General for Policy Affairs
Mr Kenny addressed Enterprise Ireland clients and Qatar Business Association members
Mr Kenny addressed Enterprise Ireland clients and Qatar Business Association members
Mr Kenny met Crown Prince Salman in Saudi Arabia yesterday
Mr Kenny met Crown Prince Salman in Saudi Arabia yesterday

Taoiseach Enda Kenny continued his visit to the Gulf today with a series of business and political meetings in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Mr Kenny is leading a 100-strong trade mission to the region, which is to conclude on Thursday night.

He met with Prime Minister of Qatar Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani.

The country was controversially chosen to host the 2022 World Cup, and there is a large amount of infrastructural development taking place as a result.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton met the Qatari ministers for finance and industry and commerce last night.

It was agreed that a Qatari delegation will come to Ireland in June to look at investment opportunities.

The Taoiseach concluded his visit to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia yesterday evening.

After a visit to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Salman, Mr Kenny said Ireland would work with Saudi Arabia in terms of human rights.

He said he congratulated the crown prince on Saudi Arabia's election to the UN Human Rights Council.

Mr Kenny also praised what he called "their leadership in terms of moderation ... in the Gulf region".