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UK pledges to support Overseas Territories

Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, has pledged to support the UK Overseas Territories in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Johnson last week joined David Burt, the Premier, and representatives from other Overseas Territories at a Joint Ministerial Council, held online.

A Government spokeswoman said the leaders had “wide ranging discussions on a number of topics” including Covid-19 response and recovery.

Mr Johnson said at the opening of the JMC: “The UK is absolutely committed to you, to your futures and to our partnership.

“As we go forward and recover from this pandemic, we want to make sure that we build back greener and that we look after island economies that are so vulnerable to climate change.

“In spite of everything, of the difficulties we are going through, we remember that we are united by deep ties of kinship and friendship and history and values. We in the UK government are going to make sure we continue to intensify that partnership.”

Bermuda was also represented in the JMC discussions by Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General, Renee Ming, the Minister of National Security, Tinee Furbert, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors, Lawrence Scott, the Minister of Transport, and Chris Famous, a Government MP.

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Published December 01, 2020 at 12:48 pm (Updated December 01, 2020 at 12:47 pm)

UK pledges to support Overseas Territories

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