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Premier takes chair at Overseas Territories meeting in London

David Burt, the Premier, leads a meeting of the UK Overseas Territories Associations (Photograph supplied)

A meeting of Overseas Territories leaders in London today was headed by the Premier.

David Burt said topics from climate change to the impact of the pandemic on Overseas Territories’ economies were up for discussion at the annual Joint Ministerial Council.

Mr Burt was joined by Curtis Dickinson, the Minister of Finance, at the talks.

Mr Burt led a meeting of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association, the council of heads of government.

Mr Burt said the talks “highlighted how similar our experiences with the pandemic have been and sets the stage for the formal commencement of the JMC tomorrow”.

Leaders of the Overseas Territories also reviewed subjects to be raised in two days of meetings with UK government ministers and officials.

Mr Burt said the gathering would also be used to discuss “critical issues like the impact of Brexit and the continuing fight to grow our financial services sector”.

Mr Burt and Mr Dickinson will travel to Brussels for meetings with European Union officials after the UK summit.

He will later host dinners for Bermudian students in the UK before returning to the island.

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Published November 16, 2021 at 7:49 am (Updated November 16, 2021 at 7:49 am)

Premier takes chair at Overseas Territories meeting in London

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