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Premier overseas for Brexit meetings

Michael Dunkley will this week represent Bermuda and the Overseas Territories in meetings about the potential impact of Brexit.

The Premier has travelled to London for the UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (UK OT JMC) on European Negotiations in the wake of Bermuda being elected the head of the UK Overseas Territories Association.

A spokeswoman for the Premier said: “Part of Bermuda's role is to represent OT's by leading and engaging in high-level discussions regarding Brexit's potential effect on the territories.”

Mr Dunkley will be joined by Bob Richards, the Deputy Premier, and Derrick Binns, the Secretary to the Cabinet, on the trip, which will involve a series of meetings.

“The Premier will meet with Baroness Anelay to formally request Bermuda's participation in the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women,” the spokeswoman said.

“Mr Dunkley and the Government of Bermuda are keen to ensure that Bermuda has the convention extended to us as the Government has made ‘good progress' with CEDAW, with extensive work being completed on a series of 13 CEDAW compliance templates provided by the UK Government Equalities Office.

“Additional engagements include a courtesy visit of all the OT Leaders with British Prime Minister Theresa May and David Davis, the Secretary of State for exiting the European Union.”

Mr Dunkley is also set to meet with Ben Wallace, the Ministry of State for Security, to discuss amendments to the Criminal Finance Bill, and representatives of the Chinese Embassy based in the UK.

The Premier is expected to return to the island on Thursday.

Premier Michael Dunkley (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published February 06, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 06, 2017 at 8:35 am)

Premier overseas for Brexit meetings

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