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First Minister Carwyn Jones opens Welsh Government’s new London office

The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has opened his government’s new London office space, according to an article published by BBC News.

Located on Victoria Street, Mr Jones opened the offices yesterday (Thursday 12 July). Formerly the home of the Conservative Party, the office will house seven full-time staff and is being rented for around £270,000 a year.

The Welsh Government has previously stated that a permanent base in the capital will allow its ministers to develop their relationships with foreign embassies, departments in the UK Government, as well as businesses.

Mr Jones stated: “The office will create an important base for the Welsh Government, and businesses from Wales, to influence decision-makers in the foremost financial and commercial centre in the world.

“We are facing a tough and competitive market but we’re determined to do everything we can to get the message out there that Wales is the place to invest.

“This is vital given the turmoil of the global economy.

“There are more than 1,000 overseas owned companies based in Wales, employing around 140,000 people. We want to build on this and continue to attract overseas companies to Wales,” he concluded.

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