4 December 2008 Robinson and McGuinness conclude US visit
First Minister Peter D Robinson MP MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MP MLA concluded their highly successful US visit today meeting with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Speaking following the meeting Mr Robinson said: "Over the course of the last four days we have been welcomed by some of the most powerful and influential people in America, all of whom have expressed a keen interest in the opportunities that Northern Ireland has to offer.
"I am confident that our presence here this week will lead to more US based companies taking up those opportunities."
Mr McGuinness said: "I am very encouraged by what we have heard during the course of our visit. There is tremedous support amongst corporate America for what we are trying to achieve with our economy at home.
"Time after time this week we have been granted access to some of the most important people in the American business world. Despite the difficult economic climate I leave the United States very hopeful for the future."