Derry Mayor joins President's
TODAY'S official state
visit to the UK by President Michael D. Higgins has
been welcomed by Derry Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly.
Speaking in advance of travelling to London to be
part of the state visit, Cllr Reilly described it as
a "hugely significant" event in forging trade and
“This visit is hugely
important in many ways, in particular for the many
Irish diaspora that are living all across Britain as
well as politically and economically in
strengthening our trade and tourism links with our
nearest neighbour," said the SDLP councillor.
Our city has unique links with London and I'm
looking forward to getting the opportunity to
promote Derry when attending the City of London
dinner in London's Guildhall on Wednesday night, as
a guest of Mark Durkan MP.
Cllr Reilly will also be a guest at Westminster and
the concert in the Royal Albert Hall celebrating the
best of Irish music and culture on Thursday.
Cllr Martin Reilly.
“This unique visit will
afford me the opportunity to inform MPs and key
influencers in London of the success of 2013 City of
Culture and to outline what we've planned for 2014
and beyond, as well as forge important business,
trade and tourism links,” he said.