Jersey's Chief Minister at British Irish Council along with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

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JERSEY’S Chief Minister had an opportunity to meet another politician recently elected to the top job when she met UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the British-Irish Council Summit in Blackpool this week.

Deputy Kristina Moore was joined by chief executive Suzanne Wylie in representing the Island at the summit, which concluded on Friday.

The meeting was hosted by UK Minister for Intergovernmental Relations Michael Gove and brought together the representatives of BIC member administrations, including the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and the Crown Dependencies.

Deputy Moore said the theme of the event – sustainable growth and regeneration – was topical and of particular significance to Jersey.

‘As a government we continue to advance and develop our Carbon Neutral Roadmap,’ she said. ‘We are focused on facilitating sustainable growth by ensuring our key sources of emissions – transport and buildings – are minimised.

‘It was insightful to hear how other member jurisdictions are tackling what is a shared challenge,’ she said.

Mrs Wylie added: ‘It is crucial Jersey continues to maintain representation at what is an important international forum, one that brings together some of our closest partners to tackle the biggest challenges of our time.’

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