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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment

Trade Missions

Photo of Joe O'BrienJoe O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Green Party)
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75. To ask the Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment the number of trade or related missions to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain since 2016 in cases in which at least one official or Minister from his Department attended. [30717/20]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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Since 2016 there has been one Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and one to Bahrain with Ministerial and/or Department Official attendance as follows:

Saudi Arabia

In 2016, an Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charlie Flanagan, T.D. with Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation official representation on the Trade Mission.

Bahrain

In 2019, Mr Pat Breen, T.D. Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection led an Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Bahrain. An official from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation accompanied the Minister of State on the mission.

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