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SNP Scottish Government maintains the pace of preparations for soon-to-be achieved normality by strengthening bilateral collaboration in key policy areas with Ireland – Link and snippets from below:

Work to look at collaboration in key policy areas.

The Irish and Scottish governments are launching a joint bilateral review to look at how the countries can work together over the next five years.

The review, announced by Tánaiste Simon Coveney and External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop, is the first undertaken by the two countries, and will cover collaboration in key policy areas including trade, research and culture, as well as joint initiatives such as the Irish-Scottish Health Forum.

It will also focus on cooperation beyond government, in the areas of business and economy, community, academic and research links, culture, and rural, coastal and island communities.

Led by the Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh and the Scottish Government Hub in Dublin, it will include an online questionnaire and other public engagement activities, leading to a joint report published in spring 2020. The report will set out shared goals and priorities for up to 2025.