Minister Donohoe undertakes official visit to Washington D.C.
The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, will travel tomorrow (Monday) on an official visit to Washington D.C.
The Minister will meet with key members of the US Administration, including Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, Kevin Hassett. Discussions will focus on our bilateral economic relationship with the United States, EU-US relations post Brexit, as well as trade and taxation issues. Minister Donohoe will also meet with the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, and the CEO of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva.
In a public address to the Peterson Institute for International Economics scheduled for Tuesday, Minister Donohoe will speak about 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 enjoy, and highlight Ireland’s commitment to tackling taxation challenges, especially 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.”
Outline of itinerary in Washington DC:
- Meetings with key figures in the US Administration, including Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Kevin Hassett;
- Meetings on Capitol Hill, including with incoming chair of Ways and Means Committee Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA);
- Meetings at the IMF and the World Bank;
- Public address to the Peterson Institute for International Economics;
- Meeting with US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue and with Chamber members.