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Falklands representatives attending BOT Joint Ministerial Council in London

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 05:25 UTC
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MLA Edwards met on Monday with Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire MLA Edwards met on Monday with Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire

The annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) which brings together political leaders from the Overseas Territories and UK ministers took off on Monday in London, hosted by FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories James Duddridge MP.

 The Falkland Islands are attending the meeting with the Falklands Government Office in London representative, Sukey Cameron, MBE, and Member of the Legislative Assembly, MLA Roger Edwards who on Monday met with Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire.

The FCO minister has visited the Falklands and closely monitors events in the Islands, particularly regarding development of the economy.

The JMC is described as the principle forum for reviewing and implementing the shared strategy for promoting the security and good governance of the British Overseas Territories and their sustainable economic and social development.

On Monday morning the Political council of the UK Overseas Territories also held a meeting in anticipation of the exchange with different British ministers. The UKOTA this year is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the association and the presidency is held by Gibraltar.

The meeting, which was attended by about fifty delegates, comprised representatives of Anguilla, Ascension, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St Helena, Tristan Da Cunha and Turks and Caicos. This meeting served to coordinate views between the Overseas Territories Government’s and to prepare the ground for the meeting with UK Ministers.

The Joint Ministerial Council between the OT Governments and the United Kingdom formally opens on Tuesday and will extend until 4 December.

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  • GALlamosa

    Any attendees from the C24 to see how things are done (as opposed to how some would have them believe how things are done) ?

    Dec 02nd, 2014 - 11:00 am 0
  • Brit Bob

    Take note Argentina: it's called self-determination.

    Dec 02nd, 2014 - 11:11 am 0
  • Pete Bog

    A nice change from the pre-1982 stance of these territories are an inconvenience, lets get rid.

    Looks like the UK at last looks after its responsibilities-hence the fact that economically, they will all progress.

    Let's see the UK give a grant to help the Falklands build a permanent deep water port, rather than give aid money to governments that put it into Swiss bank accounts.

    Can the runway at St Helena be extended?

    Dec 02nd, 2014 - 12:33 pm 0
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