Alliance pays tribute to role of Declan Kelly

Alliance MLA elect Stephen Farry has paid tribute to the work of US Special Economic Envoy Declan Kelly following news that he is stepping down.

Stephen Farry MLA elect stated: “Declan Kelly has been a great friend to Northern Ireland and has helped to ensure a steady flow of inward investment over recent years despite the very challenge global economic circumstances. We wish him every success in his future undertakings.

“The Northern Ireland economy remains significantly underdeveloped and its transformation has been held back in recent times through violence and division. We now have a closing window of opportunity to make the necessary changes and to fully capture opportunities. This means that local politicians and business leaders step up and also that we continue to seek international support. To that end, Alliance would strongly urge US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to appoint a replacement Economic Envoy as soon as possible.”


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