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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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11 October 2021

UAE-Jersey relations strengthened with Ambassador’s visit

The United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, His Excellency Mr. Mansoor Abulhoul, visited Jersey last week from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 October.

29 September 2021

Jersey confirms fishing licences for EU vessels

The Government of Jersey has informed the EU which French vessels it will soon be issuing with fishing licences, and giving 30 days’ notice of the ending of current transitional arrangements.

24 September 2021

Normandy Summit 2021

Jersey ministers meet their Normandy counterparts and discuss the Island’s new fishing licensing scheme

23 September 2021

Global tax leadership role for Jersey

A Jersey official is playing a leading role in an international working group tasked with helping governments around the world improve tax transparency

​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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