The Isle of Man is today (Friday) hosting the 23rd British-Irish Council Summit.
Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK will welcome leaders and ministers from the UK and Irish Governments, the devolved administrations of the Scottish and Welsh Governments and Northern Ireland Executive, and the Governments of Jersey and Guernsey.
Information released about the event this morning reveals ‘the summit will focus on the economic situation in member administrations and the importance of digital inclusion - ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from information technology’.
This is the third time the Isle of Man has hosted the British-Irish Council (BIC) Summit.
The BIC, established under the terms of 1998’s Good Friday peace agreement, aims to develop positive links between member countries and provide a platform for consultation and co-operation on matters of mutual interest.