FIRST Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have attended an event hosted by Northern Irish Connections (NIC) as part of their trade and business mission in Hong Kong.
NIC is a not-for-profit virtual organisation set up in July to develop and grow the support of people with a connection to Northern Ireland by birth, family, education or business.
Speaking from the event Mr Robinson said: “One of the key benefits of NIC is to reconnect with our relatives and friends from Northern Ireland, to maintain important relationships with us, and to develop and maintain a global network of advocates who can help facilitate growth in Foreign Direct Investment, trade, education, investment and tourism in Northern Ireland.
“Northern Irish Connections is a channel through which we can engage directly with you to draw strength from the influence, knowledge and networks that you possess.
“We want you to be part of a network of advocates that can talk about, and help promote, the good work happening back home.
“This is the first connections event to be held in Asia and we are in Hong Kong to support it and encourage participation. The connections initiative is something that will enable us to keep in touch with our greatest export – our people.”
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