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Mr Vara visited The Prince’s Trust center in the city to learn about the charity’s work with disadvantaged young people developing their skills and employability.
Earlier on Friday, the Secretary of State met with staff at Erskine House, the headquarters of the Northern Ireland office in the city centre.
Speaking afterwards, the Secretary of State said:
“It was fantastic visiting the Prince’s Trust on my first visit to Northern Ireland as Secretary of State today and learning more about how the charity supports young people in developing their confidence and skills to succeed through education, training and employment.
“As we build a fairer, more equal and tolerant society in Northern Ireland, the government remains committed to increasing respect, understanding and reconciliation between communities in Northern Ireland, and helping to build a better environment for future generations.”
Chairman of the Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland, Lord Caledon, said:
“We were very pleased to welcome the Secretary of State to our headquarters in Belfast on his first day in Northern Ireland. The Prince’s Trust does valuable work with our young people, and it was fantastic for the Secretary of State to hear about their experience and the impact the Trust has had on them.
Mr. Vara added:
“I was also delighted to meet officials at the new department headquarters in the city centre, ensuring that the Northern Ireland office is more accessible than ever to the wider community. Our new hub represents part of our mission to make Northern Ireland a better place to live, work and invest.
“I look forward to meeting more people from across Northern Ireland in the days and weeks to come.”