The British-Irish Council (BIC) held its 32nd Summit meeting today hosted by the UK Government. The heads of delegation were welcomed to Manchester by Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office, on behalf of the UK Government. A full list of Ministerial participants is attached in the communiqué.
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Rt Hon. David Lidington MP, will host the 32nd British-Irish Council Summit meeting next week. It will be the fifth time the BIC Summit has been hosted by the Government of the United Kingdom. The meeting will be attended by leaders and Ministers from the Council’s Member Administrations.
One of the main discussion topics at the summit will focus on the transition to smart energy systems, across the eight BIC jurisdictions: supporting the decarbonisation of energy and an important step in combatting climate change.
The British-Irish Council held its 30th Summit meeting today hosted by the Government of Guernsey. The heads of delegation were welcomed to the St Pierre Park Hotel by the Chief Minister of Guernsey, Deputy Gavin St Pier, on behalf of the Government of Guernsey. On behalf of the Council the Chief Minister also welcomed Senator John Le Fondré, Chief Minister of Jersey, who was attending his first British-Irish Council Summit.