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Financial mayor in appeal for closer links

By Staff Reporter

Published 02/12/2015

Visit: Jeffery Mountevans
Visit: Jeffery Mountevans

The mayor of London's financial district has said Belfast should build closer links with the capital.

Lord Mayor Jeffery Mountevans visits Belfast today in the first of a series of regional visits since he was appointed to the apolitical post earlier this year.

Mr Mountevans said: "I'm delighted that my first regional visit this year will be to Belfast. It's a strategically important regional centre for the UK and the financial and professional services community play a key part in its success.

"Over 31,000 jobs are supported by the financial and professional services sector, providing £2bn of regional GVA and 4.5% of regional employment.

"I hope that my visit will help build the ties that can underscore growth in both our regions. Success for Belfast is success for London, too."

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