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Agreement reaffirms Jersey’s Commonwealth ties

Agreement reaffirms Jersey’s Commonwealth ties

Thursday 23 September 2021

Agreement reaffirms Jersey’s Commonwealth ties

Jersey has agreed a new work programme with the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.

The CWEIC has an official mandate from the Commonwealth Heads of Government to facilitate trade and investment, and foster enhanced commercial relationships across the Commonwealth network.

Senator Ian Gorst, the Minister for External Relations and Financial Services, agreed the new work programme for 2021/2022, and signed it alongside CWEIC Chairman Lord Jonathan Marland during a visit to London this month.

The work programme includes measures to support each other’s mutual objectives, including for inbound and outbound Ministerial visits that Jersey pursues with priority jurisdictions.

Senator Gorst’s engagements in London also included participating in the Commonwealth Trade and Investment Summit, in which he highlighted the role Jersey can play in supporting access to finance across the Commonwealth.

Senator Ian Gorst commented: “I was delighted to reaffirm the positive impact that the CWEIC can have across a range of important policy areas – from tackling the climate emergency to helping to source the investment to aid nations across the world with their continuing recovery from the pandemic.

“I am grateful to the Council for its ongoing support and look forward to their continue support across a busy year of activity for Jersey and the wider Commonwealth family.”

Lord Marland, CWEIC Chair, said: “CWEIC is pleased to have the Government of Jersey’s support and, as a strategic partner, we continue to see the benefit of our deep and strong relationship.

“The coming year will be an exciting one for the CWEIC, with COP26, the rescheduled Commonwealth Business Forum, and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. This, alongside a range of activities CWEIC have planned will provide Jersey, and its fellow partners on the Council, the opportunity to make the most of the Commonwealth network, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

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