Commenting on the visit to the Gulf by Senator Philip Ozouf, Treasury and Resources Minister, States of Jersey, Geoff Cook, chief executive of Jersey Finance, said:

‘Visits to the Gulf by senior ministers from Jersey’s Government are extremely helpful in showing Jersey’s commitment to having a presence in the United Arab Emirates and in doing further business with this important region, which currently contributes 13% of all deposits held in Jersey.

We welcome this visit by Senator Ozouf, and it is fitting that he is able to present “Equanimity” to the British Ambassador in Abu Dhabi at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration a year since we formally opened our office in Abu Dhabi. His itinerary of meetings with key Government representatives and leading finance industry representatives can only assist us in forging closer commercial ties in the region and driving further business flows between Jersey and the Gulf region.’

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