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The First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance today met with David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

First published:
18 October 2016
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The FM and Cabinet Secretary set out the priorities for Wales in the upcoming negotiations, focusing on the vital issue of continued full and unfettered access to the single market for goods and services.

The Secretary of State said there was still a “spectrum of possibilities” regarding the final deal, and that market access was central to considerations.
A number of other issues were discussed, including freedom of movement, agriculture, the Great Repeal Bill and the need to respect devolved competencies and priorities in negotiations.

There will be a full plenary meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee in Westminster on Monday, and the Welsh Government will continue to work with the Department for Exiting the European Union to ensure the best deal possible for Wales.