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Education Minister to visit Basque Country

30 May, 2008

Sinn Féin Education Minister Caitríona Ruane is to undertake a visit to the Basque country to discuss areas of mutual policy interest.

The minister has been invited by Basque President Juan José Ibarretxe Markuartu, to meet with him and members of his government to discuss key policy areas. Ms Ruane will meet with ministers and senior officials responsible for Education, Youth Affairs and Community Action, Human Rights and Language Policy.

During the visit, the minister will also meet representatives of political parties to update them on progress in the north of Ireland since the return of the devolved institutions last year.

The visit will take place between 3 June and 7 June.

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