05 February 2014
The Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, will lead a delegation from Jersey to a trilateral meeting with Guernsey and the Isle of Man which is being held in Douglas this Thursday and Friday (6 and 7 February).
The meeting is being hosted by the Isle of Man’s Chief Minister, the Hon. Allan Bell MHK, and is also being attended by Guernsey’s Chief Minister, Deputy Peter Harwood.
Senator Gorst said “The three islands have common interests in many areas and the trilateral meeting will ensure that we continue to cooperate and maintain a good level of dialogue in the face of common challenges and external threats.
“We agreed that this meeting would follow the trilateral meeting that was held in Jersey in November last year during the British Irish Council summit. Since then there have been developments in a number of areas of common interest, including changes at the Ministry of Justice and it is important that we address these issues with our counterparts from Guernsey and the Isle of Man.”
Issues of mutual interest which are being discussed will include the recent Justice Select Committee report on the Crown Dependencies’ relationship with the Ministry of Justice, public sector reform and modernisation and tax and financial matters.