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Meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference

Meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference

A meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference will take place in Iveagh House on 2 November 2018.

 

The Irish Government will be represented by Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and by Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality.

 

The UK Government will be represented by the Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and by the Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

 

The meeting of the Conference will discuss the effective operation of the institutions of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement; North/South Security Co-operation; and bilateral co-operation between the British and Irish Governments.

 

Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade said:

 

“I look forward to a constructive meeting of the BIIGC on 2 November in Dublin. Following the last meeting of the Conference in July, it shows the shared determination of both governments to get all of the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement operating effectively again as soon as possible.

 

It also demonstrates that, despite the current challenges, both the Irish and UK governments are committed to developing the relationship between our countries and looking at ways to maintain and deepen our engagement.”

 

Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., Minister for Justice and Equality said:

 

“The next meeting of the BIIGC in Dublin will be an important opportunity for the two governments to discuss our shared security concerns. We have common cause in combatting the threat from paramilitaries who continue to reject the Good Friday Agreement. While considerable progress has been made on the security front, the need for continued action against paramilitaries and ongoing vigilance remains.”

 

ENDS
Press Office
31 October 2018

 

 

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