The Summit brought together representative from the UK and Irish Governments, the devolved administrations of the Scottish and Welsh Governments and Northern Ireland Executive, the Government of the Isle of Man and the States of Jersey and Guernsey.
Ministers today endorsed a report on “The Contribution of the Third Sector to Social Inclusion” at a meeting of the British-Irish Council Social Inclusion Ministerial Group in Cardiff.
Officials from British–Irish Council (BIC) Member Administrations today attended a reception at Thistle House to mark the establishment of the new BIC Standing Secretariat in Edinburgh. Scotland’s First Minister the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP visited the new Secretariat, the establishment of which is a significant milestone in the implementation of the Belfast and St Andrews Agreements.
The Secretariat will be jointly headed by UK (Jeremy Martin) and Irish Government (Ciarán Byrne) officials.
Jeremy Martin, the UK Joint Head said: