Jack insists Scotland “benefits enormously” from the UK’s international work.

On Monday, the Scottish Minister and other ministers will address the Scottish Affairs Committee, which is conducting an inquiry into how Scottish trade and culture are being promoted internationally.

A report presented to the committee found that the UK has 282 diplomatic missions in 180 countries and territories around the world.

A dispute ensues between the Scottish and British governments over overseas visits by Holyrood ministers.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverley has urged officials to take an “enhanced approach” to visits by devolved ministers abroad and to ensure Westminster representatives attend all meetings with foreign governments.

This angered Scottish Foreign Secretary Angus Robertson, who accused the Foreign Secretary of making “misleading” statements in calling for the guidelines to be withdrawn.

Ahead of the committee’s appearance, Mr Jack said: “Our latest report shows that Scotland benefits enormously from the scale and scope of the UK Government’s international engagement and influence.”

“From international security to trade and culture, the UK Government’s international departments and agencies safeguard the interests of every part of the UK.

“The UK and Scottish governments enjoy a positive and productive working relationship, promoting Scotland abroad and contributing to the growth of the Scottish economy.”

He added: “On trade and investment – including Scottish agriculture, universities, food and drink – we can and do work well together.

“Our recent delegations to New York Tartan Week are a great example of the two Scottish Governments working together.”

Foreign Secretary David Rutley said British diplomats had promoted Scotland’s “rich culture and heritage” around the world.

He said: “The UK’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council and our leadership in NATO, the G7, the G20 and other global organizations allow us to make progress on the vital issues that matter to everyone in the UK are important – including Ukraine and the climate.” Change and human rights.

“The FCDO’s joint headquarters in East Kilbride has nearly 1,000 staff at the heart of shaping and implementing UK foreign policy as a force for good in the world.”

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