First Minister Carwyn Jones has wished Wales a Happy New Year and is calling on the country to come together to face the challenges of the global economy.
"I believe that despite the current climate we can come through these times stronger as a nation.
"I give my personal commitment to continue to make sure the Welsh Government does all it can to support our economy and help create jobs. I will sell the message to the world that Wales is ready and open to do business.
“We will continue to invest in our infrastructure, help our young people find jobs and maintain our drive to improve standards in our schools so we have the skills needed for the 21st Century.
“New Year is a time to put aside differences, a time for us to focus on family and friends and a time to look to the future.
"I wish all of you a Happy New Year!”