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UK reaffirms commitment to work with Honduras after referendum result

Nearly a month after the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), the British Ambassador to Honduras, Carolyn Davidson, reiterated the UK’s commitment to continue working with Honduras on a series of shared goals.

Carolyn Davidson

Carolyn Davidson

The United Kingdom will remain a committed partner to Honduras in the strengthening of key areas, such as the economy, the rule of law, the fight against corruption and the protection of individual freedoms. Since July and most recently a week ago, officials from the Embassy based in Guatemala City had travelled to Honduras to replicate these messages amongst government, civil society and the business community.

Ambassador Davidson explained that this year the United Kingdom will invest more than 3 million lempiras in projects aimed at strengthening the investigative capabilities of the police, tackling human trafficking and working with congress in reviewing the current legislation, and improving the business environment by increasing transparency and working under the remit of the public-private-partnerships scheme.

While the nature of our relationship with the EU is still to be determined, the United Kingdom will consider how to continue the trade links with Honduras which, in the spirit of free trade, have been growing in recent years between our two countries. Ambassador Davidson will be travelling to Honduras in September to follow up on these ideas and further deepening the UK’s relationship with key stakeholders in the country.

Published 16 August 2016