Foreign minister role 'gives Jersey a voice'

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Senator Cohen is planning minister as well as assistant chief minister for external relations

The minister responsible for representing Jersey abroad said the new role has given the island more of a voice on the world stage.

Senator Freddie Cohen was made assistant chief minister for external relations earlier this year.

He said he would be building relationships with countries close to Jersey, and further afield.

He said: "I'll be involved in current policies and in developing relationships at Westminster."

Senator Cohen, who is also the planning and environment minister, said he would be working with people at all levels of government in the UK and with people around the world.

He said: "We're not just a place that deals with Westminster, we're beginning new relationships with India, with China and with many other jurisdictions.

"It is important there is a ministerial interaction."

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