Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Kenny to welcome Japanese premier

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is in Dublin for talks with the Taoiseach

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to hold talks with prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in Dublin.

The leaders will meet at Government Buildings where discussions will focus on economic, trade and cultural relations, as well as broader economic issues.

Mr Kenny will also brief the Japanese prime minister on Ireland's presidency of the European Union, EU-Japan relations and progress on an EU-Japan trade agreement.

Mr Abe is visiting Ireland after the G8 summit in Lough Erne. He will also make a courtesy call on president Michael D Higgins.

The Taoiseach and Mr Abe will also attend an event in Government Buildings to showcase and build on Ireland and Japan's strong trade and investment relationship of over 50 years.

Representatives of the Japanese and Irish business and research community will also attend.

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