24.04.2014 · The Government

Faroe Islands Prime Minister meets First Minister of Scotland

Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Mr Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, welcomed to Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland

Mr Alex Salmond, the First Ministe of Scotland, today welcomed Mr Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, the Prime Minister of the Government of the Faroe Islands, to Bute House where they discussed issues of

mutual interest.

They welcomed recent progress on fishing agreements that will deliver a balanced package of outcomes and looked forward to further work that will allow our fishing industries and communities to plan ahead with greater certainty.

They agreed to explore further links around higher education and transport connectivity.

The Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands expressed his interest in learning more about Scotland’s staging of the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, given their bid to host the Island Games in 2019, and provided an open invitation to the First Minister to visit the Faroe Islands in the future.