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Joint Communiqués

  • Plenary Joint CommuniquésThe task of the NSMC Plenary is to take an overview of co-operation on the island and of the North/South institutions.
  • Institutional Joint CommuniquésThe NSMC meets in Institutional Format, with the Northern Ireland Administration represented by the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and the Irish Government represented by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. In this format, the NSMC considers institutional and cross-sectoral issues, including in relation to the EU, and endeavours to resolve disagreements and difficulties in the operations of the NSMC.
  • Sectoral Joint CommuniquésThe North/South Ministerial Council meets in Sectoral Format to oversee co-operation in the agreed 12 Areas or Sectors.