Premier to represent UK overseas territories at Commonwealth summit

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Apr. 12, CMC – Premier Alden McLaughlin is scheduled to depart the territory for the United Kingdom on Thursday, where he will represent the Overseas Terrotories at the upcoming Commonwealth Summit.

Premier Alden McLaughlin
Premier Alden McLaughlin

Issues  related to Brexit, the global economy and technology, will be addressed during the meeting with officials from the world’s 53 Commonwealth jurisdictions.

“While there, I will also take the opportunity to meet with United Kingdom Government officials to discuss issues and concerns that are common to the United Kingdom, the Overseas Territories and the Cayman Islands in particular,” said McLaughlin, who is president of the U.K. Overseas Territories Association.

The summit, which is scheduled to take place April 16-20.

“Attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government events and attending the Commonwealth Business Forum are part of ongoing relationship-building with the United Kingdom as it seeks to leave the European Union,” McLaughlin said.

“The Cayman Islands, as well as all of the U.K. Overseas Territories, see ourselves as a very important part of Global Britain, and I am honoured as the President of the Political Council of [the U.K. Overseas Territories Association] to be invited to take part in these events.”

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Apr. 12, CMC – Premier Alden McLaughlin is scheduled to depart the territory for the United Kingdom on Thursday, where he will represent the Overseas Terrotories at the upcoming Commonwealth Summit.

Premier Alden McLaughlin
Premier Alden McLaughlin

Issues  related to Brexit, the global economy and technology, will be addressed during the meeting with officials from the world’s 53 Commonwealth jurisdictions.

“While there, I will also take the opportunity to meet with United Kingdom Government officials to discuss issues and concerns that are common to the United Kingdom, the Overseas Territories and the Cayman Islands in particular,” said McLaughlin, who is president of the U.K. Overseas Territories Association.

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The summit, which is scheduled to take place April 16-20.

“Attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government events and attending the Commonwealth Business Forum are part of ongoing relationship-building with the United Kingdom as it seeks to leave the European Union,” McLaughlin said.

“The Cayman Islands, as well as all of the U.K. Overseas Territories, see ourselves as a very important part of Global Britain, and I am honoured as the President of the Political Council of [the U.K. Overseas Territories Association] to be invited to take part in these events.”