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External Relations

Find out about how the Government of Jersey works with our partners around the world to promote and protect the Island’s interests
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09 November 2021

Jersey and UAE sign historic treaty

The Government of Jersey and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), the first of its kind for the Island, in Dubai

05 November 2021

Island attendees at Jersey pre-COP26 webinar issue Joint Communique

Island partners at the webinar, ‘Climate Change and Small Islands – Leveraging strengths to contribute to global climate objectives’ have agreed continued cooperation

01 November 2021

Joint Statement by the Minister for Environment and the Minister for External Relations regarding the issuing of temporary licences for French fishing vessels

The Government of Jersey has issued 49 temporary licences to French fishing vessels, as announced on the 28 October.

28 October 2021

Joint Statement from the Minister for Environment and the Minister for External Relations regarding the licensing of French fishing vessels

Joint Statement from the Minister for Environment, Deputy John Young, and the Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, regarding the licensing of French fishing vessels

​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 440629

Richard Buchanan

Assistant Minister
01534 481470

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