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International affairs vital to the Island

Raft of appointments due this week

International affairs are of vital importance to the Manx government - the words of Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas.

He believes the Island is beginning to 'take it's place' in the international community following the UNESCO biosphere reserve designation.

However, the future of the 'International Development Committee' remains unclear, with a new chairman yet to be proposed, despite a raft of appointments to other government bodies due to be announced next week.

Mr Thomas says, though not an immediate priority for the new government, aid and development commitments will play a role:

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