07 March 2022
The Chief Minister is conducting his first official visit to the USA since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Senator John Le Fondré will attend a series of meetings in New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C. from 8 - 10 March.
In New York, the Chief Minister will be meeting US Commercial Services officials and representatives from the British Consulate. He will also be attending an event hosted by Jersey Finance, as well as undertaking calls with Jersey Finance members with a presence in New York.
The Chief Minister will then travel to New Jersey to strengthen the Island's historical links with the State, including Trenton, the State capital, which signed a twinning agreement with the Parish of St Helier in 2019.
Finally, in Washington D.C., the Chief Minister will engage with diplomatic and political communities in the Capital, before taking part in a business roundtable to discuss how Jersey can increase its import and export capacities to the United States.
Senator John Le Fondré said: "Jersey and the United States share a significant historical and cultural relationship that spans centuries. I am delighted to be in the US this week to support the development of this relationship and to reconnect with some key stakeholders we have been unable to meet since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
"An important objective of this visit is to further develop the close relations we enjoy with New Jersey. On Wednesday I will be meeting the Mayor of Trenton, Reed Gusciora, to align the Island more closely with Trenton, and with the wider New Jersey State.
"In addition, today I am meeting representatives from Jersey Finance member firms with a presence in New York. Jersey Finance is doing excellent work in driving growth and increasing the visibility of Jersey in financial services, and it is vital we support their work in New York, particularly given the growth of the Funds market in Jersey."