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Salmond: I'm going to meet Governor of the Bank of England

The First Minister has said he will meet the Governor of the Bank of England.

Alex Salmond confirmed the move three weeks after Mark Carney said he would welcome the chance to discuss the Scottish Government's plan to share sterling as currency in the event of a Yes vote for independence.

Mr Salmond said he would make public as much information as he could from the talks which will happen on a date yet to be fixed.

Speaking in London last month, Mr Carney said basic discussions were held between his predecessor, Sir Mervyn King, and the First Minister.

"I have not had any discussions with members of the Scottish Government. My predecessor did have some very basic technical discussions with Mr Salmond within the course of the last couple of years. I certainly welcome the opportunity to have those discussions," he said.

"There has been an effort to set up a meeting and I'm sure it will happen at some point."

Mr Salmond was asked on BBC Radio Scotland today whether he would meet Mr Carney.

"Yes, that's correct. The exact date hasn't been agreed yet but it is going to happen, following on that excellent example set by Mervyn King," he said.

"I'll keep private what needs to be kept private, but I'll make public as much as I possibly can."

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