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Premier to deliver keynote address at Miami conference

Premier Paula Cox has met with the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs during a meeting in New York.

According to a statement released this morning discussions with Olugbenga Ashiru included a proposed Tax Agreement with Nigeria and related agreements and “ways that the two countries can further progress the commercial relationship on matters that would ensure to the benefit of our respective citizens”.

Premier Cox said: "It was a constructive and useful exchange. The Foreign Minister was keenly interested in hearing about Bermuda and our insurance and reinsurance industry as well as our tourism product. There is a mutual willingness to explore these areas further."

The meeting took place in the margins of this week's United Nations' General Assembly session in New York.

Yesterday the Premier attended the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting and today she is in Miami to participate in KPMG’s Infrastructure Summit. Theme of the conference is "An Island Perspective of a Global Challenge".

Ms Cox, who will be at the event with Minister of Environment Walter Roban and Minister of Health Zane DeSilva, will deliver the keynote address at today's event.

Also, today the Premier will join a senior level of Government participants when Sir John Swan chairs a panel comprising of Ministers from the Governments of Bahamas and Aruba and senior leaders at KPMG.

The panel is entitled "A Current and Global Outlook for PPP Infrastructure Opportunities", and will be moderated by KPMG Stephen Beatty - Partner and Americas Head of Global Infrastructure.

Premier Cox said, that "the Miami conference is particularly well timed given the strategic planning required on a number of Bermuda’s significant capital projects, as was done with the building of the new Hospital”.

She added: "At this conference, a first-of-its-kind infrastructure conference organised by KPMG, I will make a presentation and participate in high level discussions on the mechanism of Public Private Partnerships. I will also have the opportunity to meet with regional leaders such as Cayman Islands Premier the Hon. McKeeva Bush who will be at the conference to make a presentation."

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Published September 22, 2011 at 11:07 am (Updated September 22, 2011 at 11:07 am)

Premier to deliver keynote address at Miami conference

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