Premier and Minister of Finance, David Burt wraps up a whirlwind European mission to promote Bermuda as a blue chip jurisdiction in the international business sector.
Before setting out to return to Bermuda, Premier Burt met with a number of financial journalists in the UK today for interviews on Bermuda’s financial sector.
During his brief visit, Mr Burt also met with officials from the EU and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Home Office, where he met Mark Thomson, the Director General for UK visas and immigration and HN passport office. That meeting focused on concerns over Britain’s decision to print Bermuda passports in the UK instead of on the island.
Another highlight this week was the meeting held last night with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnston (in featured photo), who was briefed on Bermuda’s bid to attract more foreign investment.
The Premier also held meetings with European Union and OECD representatives in Brussels and Paris, in addition to meetings with the Foreign and Commonwealth Officer Minister responsible for Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon.
Mr Burt also went to the UK Treasury – Britain’s Ministry of Finance, to meet with Mel Stride, the Financial Secretary responsible for corporate taxation.
He also invited the UK to keep Bermuda updated on relations with the EU and Bermuda’s financial services industry as the UK prepares to exit the union, as Brexit will have ramifications for Bermudians.
- Photo Courtesy of DCI