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Overseas Territories minister on island

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the British Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, will visit Bermuda today.

His visit is expected to reaffirm the strong UK-Bermuda relationship.

Speaking ahead of the visit, Lord Ahmad said: “The UK remains committed to strong and positive relationships with the Overseas Territories now and following Brexit.

“We will continue to work in partnership with Bermuda in support of its security and prosperity.

“I look forward to engaging with its government, business leaders and members of civil society during my first visit to the island.”

During his brief visit, Lord Ahmad will meet members of the Government, including David Burt, the Premier, the Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Craig Cannonier, the Leader of the Opposition.

He will also meet business leaders, members of civil society and officials responsible for ensuring the island's disaster preparedness and maritime security.

A government spokeswoman said the meetings would provide an opportunity to engage on a range of matters relating to the island's economy and opportunities for future growth, including in the post-Brexit context.

The foreign office minister will also be briefed on the capacity for the Royal Bermuda Regiment and Bermuda Police Service to assist fellow Overseas Territories should a disaster occur.

In his meeting with civil society, Lord Ahmad will discuss Bermuda's implementation of International Human Rights obligations and the challenges facing vulnerable groups.

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Published April 25, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated April 25, 2019 at 8:38 am)

Overseas Territories minister on island

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