Policy paper

Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council Communiqué

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The Joint Ministerial Council closed with the agreement of a joint communiqué which sets out priority issues for the coming year.



This joint communiqué sets out priority issues and a comprehensive action plan for joint work in the coming year.

The political leaders and representatives of the UK and the Overseas Territories, met in Lancaster House in London on 4-5 December 2012.

They welcome the elections held in the Turks and Caicos Islands on 9 November, the restoration of democratically elected Government, and the participation of elected representatives in the meeting.

This was the first meeting as the new Joint Ministerial Council which succeeds the Overseas Territories Consultative Councils. The Joint Ministerial Council will meet once a year at a mutually convenient time.