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Dunkley’s role in Brexit talks

Michael Dunkley will be in London for Brexit negotiations next week.

The Premier will represent the island as formal Joint Ministerial Council talks begin over Britain's departure from the European Union.

According to a Cabinet Office press release, part of his job will be to ensure that all Overseas Territories secure the highest level of dialogue with the British Government.

It comes after Bermuda was elected to the role of chairmanship of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association, with Mr Dunkley becoming president of the Political Council, and the chairman role going to Kimberley Durrant, UK Representative of the Government of Bermuda London Office.

The press release says Joint Ministerial Council European Negotiations with the Department for Exiting the European Union will start on Monday.

“It should be noted that the Premier will be in London next week to represent Bermuda at the negotiations,” it stated.

“At the meeting, Mr Dunkley, in his newly appointed role as president of the Political Council, will chair a high level political meeting of leaders.”

He will be joined by finance minister Bob Richards and Cabinet Secretary Derrick Binns.

Michael Dunkley, the Premier (File photograph)

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Published February 01, 2017 at 7:27 pm (Updated February 01, 2017 at 7:27 pm)

Dunkley’s role in Brexit talks

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