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  • Goodwill visit to Hong Kong by the Irish Naval Vessel, L.E. Niamh
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    The Irish Government sent the L.E. Niamh (a coastal patrol vessel) to visit a number of Asian ports in March and April of 2002. This Goodwill mission is designed to promote economic and political good relations between Ireland and Asian countries, and to raise the profile of Ireland in Asia. The ship visited Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Incheon, Tokyo and Penang, in that order, from March 7th through to April 27th.

    A number of events were held on board the L.E. Niamh during its one week stopover in Hong Kong. The officers and crew kindly hosted a cocktail event for the members of the Irish Business Forum of Hong Kong and their guests on the 19th March at which over 80 people attended. The guest of honour, Mr Noel Davern, T.D. Minister of State for the Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development made a speech.


    Lieutenant Commander Gerry O'Flynn presenting a commemorative plaque to Irish Business Forum of Hong Kong President, Mervyn Jacob on board the L.E. Niamh


    Rachel Cox, IBF Vice President Harry O'Neill and Lt. Commander Gerry O'Flynn


    Dermot Agnew, Lt.Commander Gerry O'Flynn, Mervyn Jacob and Charlie Peat


    Dermot Agnew, Lt. Commander Gerry O'Flynn and Ronan Delaney


    The Ambassador of Ireland to the People's Republic of China, Declan Connolly receiving a presentation from the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, John Kavanagh


    Mr Noel Davern, T.D. Minister of State for the Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development speaking at the IBF cocktails


    IBF President Mervyn Jacob, Peter Rolston, Derek Davis and IBF Vice President, Brian O'Connor

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