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UK Minister for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker

UK Minister gives reassurances to Crown Dependencies

A UK minister says his government is committed to taking the interests of the Crown Dependencies into account, as Brexit negotiations continue.

The comments came in a joint statement, as the UK Minister for Exiting the European Union Robin Walker met with Chief Minister Howard Quayle yesterday (Mon 2), as well as the leaders of Jersey and Guernsey, to discuss the developments to date.

It was the sixth Quarterly Ministerial Meeting between the parties, which was also attended by Ministry of Justice head Lord Keen of Elie QC.

The leaders issued a joint statement after the meeting, that reaching a deal which works for the whole British family was their priority.

Minister Walker says the UK will continue to work closely with the Isle of Man and Channel Islands, and commented that the UK is "not just committed to preserving our mutual longstanding special relationship, but in going further to deepen those bonds".

Voices of the UK's neighbours are being listened to especially on issues like fishing and agricultural trade, as well as the financial services industries.

It's hoped these talks will equip the Islands to ensure they're sufficiently prepared for any eventuality in negotiations.

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