03 Jul 2018

Summit with Ille-et Vilaine


Guernsey has hosted the second annual summit with Jersey and the department of Ille et Vilaine, following the signing of a cooperation agreement in June 2017 to promote greater partnership working between the three jurisdictions.

Jersey first signed a cooperation agreement with the French department in 2008, which was renewed in 2014, and the two jurisdictions have met annually to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation. Last year, Guernsey joined the partnership for the first time.

Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, member of the Policy & Resources Committee with responsibility for External Relations, Senator John Le Fondré, Chief Minister of Jersey, and Jean-Luc Chenut, President of the Conseil Départemental of Ille-et-Vilaine, jointly chaired the summit where various subjects were discussed. These included educational links; youth mobility; sports exchanges; cultural initiatives; and economic opportunities. Guernsey also signed a framework agreement with the departmental council of Ille et Vilaine to collaborate on overseas aid projects under the mandate of the Overseas Aid & Development Commission.

Guernsey's Bailiff and other island officials