UK Government statement on the meeting of the Partnership Council.
UK Government statement on the meeting of the Partnership Council
The United Kingdom and the European Union this present day held the first meeting of the Partnership Council in London. The meeting took location in a constructive atmosphere and marks an important milestone in our new relationship as pleasant buying and selling companions and sovereign equals.
We welcomed the closing ratification of the Replace and Cooperation Agreement and highlighted the importance of this Agreement in constructing a mutually truly helpful and stable relationship. We agreed an indicative timetable for upcoming meetings of the a number of Joint Committees established under the Agreement, and encouraged continuing work on the institution of the Parliamentary Partnership Assembly and the Civil Society Discussion board.
We discussed the implementation of the Agreement in the areas of sanitary and phytosanitary measures and customs, fisheries, law enforcement and judicial cooperation, and the UK’s participation in Union programmes. Long period of time visa charges had been also discussed, though the UK doesn’t consider this formally a subject lined by the Agreement.
As regards the substance, the UK emphasised the have to continue and deepen our shut cooperation on customs and on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and encouraged pragmatism, on all sides, to minimise the limitations to commerce being confronted. On fisheries, the UK made definite that this might boom regulatory autonomy interior its waters, whereas continuing to scheme shut pragmatic steps to ease the transition to the new preparations for EU fishermen including on licences. The UK noteworthy the true growth in the house of law enforcement on the whole, but that further steps had been wished sooner than all Member States had been ready to raise on the commitments in the Agreement. The UK encouraged swift growth on the UK’s association to Horizon, Euratom and Copernicus. The UK also raised points confronted by touring performers and noteworthy the ongoing work with Member States to strive and resolve these points.
The co-chairs agreed to reside in strange contact.
Published 9 June 2021