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Jersey Strengthens Ties With UAE

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
01 November, 2016

Jersey's External Relations Minister, Philip Bailhache, recently visited Abu Dhabi and Dubai as part of an ongoing program of engagement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

The visit follows the ratification last month of the Jersey-UAE double taxation agreement, which was signed earlier in the year by the island's Chief Minister.

Commenting on his visit to the UAE, Bailhache said: "For many years, Jersey has been strengthening its ties with the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. It has always been a part of our vision for the island that we would diversify our business relationships to include key partners outside the United Kingdom and the European Union, and this is particularly important now, in the light of the United Kingdom's recent referendum on European Union membership. I am pleased to have been able to build on the firm and long-standing relations that have been established in the UAE during my previous visits, as well as those undertaken by the Chief Minister and other ministerial colleagues past and present."

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