The date for a meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has been confirmed for July 25.
Representatives from both governments will attend to discuss the impasse in the North and how they can co-operate on issues.
It will be the first meeting of the conference since 2007.
Tanaiste Simon Coveney says it's an important structure from the Good Friday Agreement for consultation on East/West and Northern Irish issues.
Pleased to confirm a British Irish Intergovernmental Conference has been agreed between both Governments for 25th July, London. This is an important Good Friday Agreement structure for dialog and consultation and will have an agenda dealing with East/West and NI issues @rtenews— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) June 28, 2018
Sinn Fein have called for the conference's return to pave the way for a Stormont executive to be restored.
But the DUP say it is a "talking shop" and will have no power to make decisions.
DUP response to British Irish Inter-Governmental Conference. @NigelDoddsDUP “BIIGC will not deal with the growing backlog of ministerial decisions.” pic.twitter.com/QmT7LMBA0m— DUP (@duponline) June 28, 2018
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