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Statement issued at close of London talks

A statement has been issued by the participants in the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council that have concluded in London.

In addition, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued its own statement, which included the following:

“The Minister for the Overseas Territories, Baroness Anelay, and elected leaders and representatives of the Overseas Territories met as the Joint Ministerial Council at Lancaster House in London on November 1-2.

“We welcomed the attendance at the JMC of Ministers from the Departments for International Development, Exiting the European Union, International Trade, Health, Work and Pensions, and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Solicitor General, demonstrating the UK Government's commitment to a whole of government approach to supporting the Territories.

“The Joint Ministerial Council is the highest political forum under the 2012 White Paper, bringing together UK Ministers, elected leaders and representatives of the Overseas Territories for the purpose of providing leadership and shared vision for the Territories. Its mandate is to monitor and drive forward collective priorities for action in the spirit of partnership.”

• To read the communiqué in full, click the PDF under “Related Media”

Michael Dunkley, the Premier, and other OT leaders with British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson (Photograph supplied)

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Published November 03, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Updated November 04, 2016 at 12:26 am)

Statement issued at close of London talks

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