NEW BRUNSWICK TO EXPLORE RELATIONSHIP WITH BELFAST NORTHERN IRELAND

New Brunswick, NJ, January 15, 2014 – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill is heading a delegation with representatives from the development, education, arts and business communities of the City, to Belfast, Northern Ireland to explore future trade, exchange and economic opportunities for the two cities.

“New Brunswick and Belfast have much in common. Both are centers for business, the arts and higher education and both have gone through significant revitalization, economic development and commercial growth,” said Mayor Cahill.

“Both our cities share a common history, being located on rivers that helped them become centers of trade in their early development. And, being urban centers, both cities have a distinct persona that people, both residents and visitors alike, can identify with,” Mayor Cahill added.

“Belfast Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and his staff visited New Brunswick last year, at our invitation, to discuss these similarities and to possibly develop a more formal relationship between our two cities. Mayor Ó Muilleoir was kind enough to invite us to visit Belfast to further these discussions,” Mayor Cahill said. “I am excited about the opportunities provided by our potential partnerships and the benefits to be achieved for New Brunswick,” Mayor Cahill added.

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