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External Relations

Find out about Jersey's international finance and affairs along with statistical information about the Island
12 December 2018

Confiscated funds to return to Kenya

The External Relations Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, has signed an asset-sharing agreement to return confiscated assets to Kenya as part of ongoing work to tackle financial crime.

07 December 2018

New Laws and Regulations passed by States Assembly

Legislation designed to protect Jersey’s international interests and to ensure the government is able to respond effectively to the potential impacts of Brexit has been passed.

07 December 2018

Ministerial visit to Kenya and Rwanda

The Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, will lead a delegation to Kenya and Rwanda next week to strengthen Jersey’s links with East Africa

​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

Ministers

Ian Gorst

Minister
i.gorst@gov.je
01534 780403

Richard Buchanan

Assistant Minister
R.Buchanan2@gov.je
01534 481470

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