Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (183)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

183. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Finance if there has been any contact with his counterpart in the United States. [8911/21]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

On her appointment as Secretary of the US Treasury, I wrote to congratulate Janet Yellen. I have also written to Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council.

In my capacity as President of the Eurogroup, I participated in a meeting of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on 12 February, in which Secretary Yellen and Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve, also participated. The focus of that meeting was supporting the economic recovery from the Covid crisis.

I look forward to the opportunity to speak with Secretary Yellen in the near future about our shared challenges.

Questions Nos. 184 and 185 answered with Question No. 150.