Mark Drakeford welcomes Mike Russell MSP to Wales for Brexit discussions
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford will today welcome the Scottish Government’s Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Mike Russell MSP to Wales.
The two ministers will discuss how both countries will continue to work together to get the best Brexit deal for Wales and Scotland as the UK negotiates to leave the European Union.
During the meetings, the Finance Secretary will highlight the importance of EU funds to Wales and the rest of the UK and the need to ensure the devolved administrations do not lose out as a result of Brexit.
The Welsh Government’s European Advisory Group, which brings together individuals with experience and expertise of European issues from across civic society and political sectors, will meet in Cardiff later today. Mr Russell will attend the meeting and will also visit the EU funded Swansea University new Bay campus.
Professor Drakeford said:
“ I’m pleased to welcome Mike Russell to Wales to discuss how we can continue to work together to get the best Brexit deal for Wales and Scotland. It is also an opportunity to show first hand how EU funding has benefitted people, businesses and communities across Wales.
“The new Swansea University Bay campus, which Mike Russell will visit today, demonstrates the difference EU funds have made to our higher education sector – creating state-of-the-art facilities for students and providing a real boost to the local economy.
“That is why we have always been clear that we must get the best Brexit deal for Wales and ensure we don’t lose a penny as a result of leaving the European Union.”
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