It has been agreed to postpone the Summit level meeting of the British-Irish Council which was due to be hosted by the Scottish Government this month. This decision was taken in light of the unprecedented circumstances created by the current Covid-19 situation which has affected all eight of the Council’s Member Administrations. Officials from across all eight administrations continue to remain active in progressing the work of the Council through remote working and virtual meetings.
The British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector held its fifth Ministerial meeting today, hosted by the Isle of Man Government. Ministers were welcomed by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture on behalf of the Isle of Man Government.
Ministers and officials from across the eight BIC Member Administrations will meet this week on the Isle of Man for a Ministerial level meeting of the British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector, the fifth such meeting held since the formation of the Council in 1999. The IML Languages work sector is led by the Welsh Government and has proved a constructive and unique forum for facilitating evidence exchange and practical collaboration since it was established.