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Chinese VP holds talks with Irish PM on deepening bilateral ties

(Xinhua)

08:21, February 20, 2012

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 19, 2012. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

DUBLIN, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Sunday held talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.

Xi arrived at Shannon, a scenic city in Ireland, on Saturday for an official visit as Kenny's guest.

Earlier on Sunday, Xi visited a farm in the suburb of Shannon. On Sunday afternoon, Xi watched Gaelic football and hurling matches, which are typical and most popular games in Ireland.

Ireland is the second leg of Xi's three-nation tour.

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