COUNTY Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea and the chief executive of Cork County Council are currently on a week-long visit, with four others, to Jiangsu Province in China.
They are accompanied by two staff from Cork County Council, along with a representative from CIT and the Cork Education and Training Board (CETB).
According to the County Mayor, the visit seeks to build upon the good relationship established during an earlier visit in November 2013, and to strengthen the ties between Cork county and Jiangsu.
This trip is a follow-up to the visit of Chinese delegates to Cork in 2014 where Cork County Council and Jiangsu Province signed a letter of intent agreeing to promote two way exchanges between both areas.
So far in 2015, there have been two delegations from China to Cork.
A request for further details of the trip was made to the Communications Department of Cork County Council, but they responded by saying that they did not have any more information available.
However, Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea responded, saying: ‘The delegation is well worth its money in terms of what we have achieved here to date.’