The Celtic freeport is a unique opportunity, bringing together industries and communities that will create a synergy for a more prosperous and sustainable future.
Throughout the process, the Welsh Government has been clear that freeports in Wales must be backed with the same funding provided to sites in England and that fair work and environmental sustainability must be promoted. These are the clear principles upon which Welsh freeports would be developed. We have achieved that in both the Celtic Freeport and Anglesey bids which set Welsh freeports apart from those in England.
I am looking forward to working with local partners to maximise the benefits of the Celtic Freeport to ensure we create a vibrant economy that works for local people in the years ahead.