Minister Donohoe Visits Washington D.C. To Meet US Politicians

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is in Washington this week to engage with members of the US administration.

He will hold talks with senior officials in Congress as well as heads of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, to tackle the state of US-Irish relations, trade, taxation and Brexit.

He will also liaise with key members of the Trump administration including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Kevin Hassett.

Minister Donohoe will make a public address to the Peterson Institute for International Economics on Tuesday 11 December, in which he will address Ireland, Brexit, and the future of transatlantic relations.

He will also set out the two-way trade and investment relationship that Ireland and the US benefit from, and highlight Ireland's commitment to tackling the challenge of taxation in the global context.

Speaking in advance of his visit, the Minister said: "The main objective of this visit to Washington DC, is to engage at the highest levels of the US Administration, as well as with senior members of Congress, on vital issues for Ireland, such as international trade, transatlantic relations and a global approach to taxation.

"The US is an important partner for Ireland; Irish companies continue to invest in the US, and American investment supports jobs in Ireland. I look forward to discussing how to further strengthen this two-way relationship, as well as to meeting some of the many friends of Ireland on Capitol Hill."


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