Pitcairn Islands: Foreign Relations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the Pitcairn Islands.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher The Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household, Minister of State

Minister for the Commonwealth and the UN, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, held a bilateral meeting with Leslie Jaques, Lead Councillor for International Relations and Divisional Manager for Economics and Finance for Pitcairn at the Joint Ministerial Council in December 2018. The Minister reaffirmed the future sustainability of the island as being an important issue for Government, reassured that we remain committed to fully involving the Overseas Territories in the EU exit negotiation process and welcomed the positive findings of the Child Safety Review.

The Governor for Pitcairn visited the islands in May 2018, and is planning a further visit this August.

I was also glad to learn of the amazing work the Islanders contributed to on cleaning some of the horrendous plastic pollution from the beaches of Henderson Island (which is part of the Pitcairn group) last month.

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