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External Relations

Find out about Jersey's international finance and affairs along with statistical information about the Island
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19 July 2019

Dutch Ambassador visits Jersey

The Dutch Ambassador, His Excellency Simon Smits, is in Jersey today for an official visit.

25 June 2019

Jersey and Rwanda strengthen ties

Jersey’s External Relations Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, and the Rwandan High Commissioner, Her Excellency Yamina Karitanyi, have signed a new partnership to strengthens cooperation between the two jurisdictions.

19 June 2019

Joint statment on Beneficial Ownership

The Chief Ministers of Guernsey and the Isle of Man and Jersey's Minister for External Relations have met with UK parliamentarians

14 May 2019

​Jersey hosts political summit

Jersey will this week host the third annual political summit with the Government of Guernsey and the departmental council of Ille-et-Vilaine

​What we do

We along with the Chief Minister are responsible for the conduct of Jersey's external relations in accordance with the common policy of the Council of Ministers.

We manage Jersey's external relationships with other countries and regional organisations, including constitutional, political, economic, cultural and environmental links. We hope to raise Jersey's positive international identity and Jersey's external influence. 

Our main responsibilities include:

  • managing Jersey's external relationships with other countries
  • leading on Jersey's response to the UK’s decision to leave the EU
  • working with States departments on external policy such as international conventions and agreements
  • co-ordinating with other departments on policy matters that have international implications
  • helping maintain Jersey's official links with the UK government as a Crown dependency
  • co-ordinating Jersey's role in the British-Irish Council


Ian Gorst

01534 780403

Richard Buchanan

Assistant Minister
01534 481470

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