APN 456 - 17/22: All Party Notice re. British-Irish Council Summit Meeting

The Speaker has received notification from the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in accordance with section 52A (1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (as amended), that a British-Irish Council Summit meeting will be held on Friday 19 November 2021.

The following Executive Ministers will be in attendance:

  • Minister Deirdre Hargey, MLA
  • Minister Edwin Poots, MLA
  • Junior Minister Gary Middleton, MLA


The agenda for the meeting is attached at Appendix A.


Appendix A

36th British-Irish Council Summit, Welsh Government
19 November 2021 , 10.00-12.00

1. Welcome and Introductions (10 mins)

2. Latest Political Developments (50 mins)

3. Discussion Topics (50 mins):

• Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used Languages and Early Years Policy
  Paper 1
• Work Sector Co-operation

4. Update on Agreed Council Reforms (5 mins)

  • Paper 3

5. Closing items (1 min)

  1. Draft Communique
  2. Date and location of the next BIC Summit
  3. Any Other Business

Meeting ends approximately 12:00 noon, followed by a press conference at 12. 20pm

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