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Welsh Cabinet to meet on EU referendum
Emma Kennedy - June 28, 2016

The First Minister has already laid out six priority areas for action in his initial response to the result, and the Cabinet discussion will focus on how these can be taken forward immediately.

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First Minister Carwyn Jones said:

“This will be one of the most important Cabinet meetings since devolution, where we will look at an initial evaluation of the potential consequences of this result for Wales, and agree how we will take the priorities forward in the national interest.

“On Friday, I set out my priorities for action, including even closer working with Welsh business to protect jobs, renewed intergovernmental engagement and a commitment to protect and maintain EU funding for Wales for as long as possible.

“The full implications of this vote are still far from clear and will not be so for some time.

“However, one thing is certain. We as the Welsh Government are utterly determined to stay internationally engaged, outward-looking and pro-business in our approach. That is what will maintain business confidence, and that is what will help inward investors take the right decisions in this new, uncertain environment.

“Let us not forget the steel crisis, that we are working so hard to resolve, remains ongoing. We will continue to work with Tata and support steelworkers as we look to meet the immense challenges thrown up by the referendum result.”