Saturday, June 19, 2010

BVI Premier's Meeting with FCO Minister

Henry Bellingham, the Minister for Overseas Territories at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, met the Premier of the British Virgin Islands Hon. Ralph O'Neal. Among the issues discussed, there were tourism, economic diversification and constitutional relationship. The Minister welcomed measures of the BVI government taken for strengthening the economy of the territory, and welcomed the proposed measures aimed at revenue raising.

The BVI Premier congratulated Mr. Bellingham on his appointment and invited him to visit the British Virgin Islands to receive information about the situation in the territory at first hand. Both the Minister and the Premier agreed that both governments must work together and establish new relationship.

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