British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (BIIGC)

The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference (BIIGC) is a body established to promote bilateral cooperation between the United Kingdom and Ireland. It came into existence in 1998 in accordance with the Good Friday Agreement. The first meeting was held in the year 1999.

The British and Irish governments met in this conference for the first time in two years recently. The both sides agreed to assess Stormont House Agreement to address some of the legacy issues. The Stormont House Agreement, signed in 2014, proposed a Historical Investigation Unit to investigate unsolved murders during the Troubles.

Written by IAS POINT

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