The Committee adopted the joint report on citizens` residence rights and approved its publication. The UK and the EU underlined their commitment to EU citizens in the UK and BRITISH nationals in the EU and to ensuring that their rights under the Withdrawal Agreement are protected. The Committee agreed to extend the coordination of the Withdrawal Agreement on social security between the UNITED Kingdom and the EU to the countries of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) from 1 January 2021. The meeting was co-chaired by the British Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, and in the presence of the Vice-Chairs of the Joint Committee; the Prime Minister and deputy first minister of the executive of Northern Ireland; and representatives of Member States. The fourth meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee under the Withdrawal Agreement took place on Monday 19 October 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the meeting was held in London, UK, and via video conference. The decisions adopted at this meeting demonstrate the commitment of the UK and the EU to the full implementation of the Protocol so that the people of Northern Ireland receive the basic legal guarantees they need. The UK and the EU reaffirmed their obligations under the Withdrawal Agreement and the protection of the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday) in all respects. The United Kingdom took the opportunity of this meeting to underline its commitment to continue its constructive engagement with the EU in the joint committee processes. triangulation of social security coordination between the countries of the United Kingdom, the EU and the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA); The UK-EU joint committee, formed to find out how the Brexit withdrawal agreement works in practice, will meet in Brussels on Monday, according to a British statement. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, MP Michael Gove, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič. For more information on the Joint Committee and the governance structures established by the WA, see Section 7 of Backgrounder 8453 The UK`s Withdrawal Agreement to the EU. Note that this briefing focused on the November 2018 version of the AO.
The VA was revised in October 2019, but the governance structures and the main part of the agreement remained unchanged. The Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland has been extensively revised. See Library of Commons Backgrounder 8713, The October 2019 EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster informed the House of Commons by conference call of the agenda of a meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on 17 December 2020. Written ministerial declaration following the meeting of the Joint Committee on the Withdrawal Agreement on 19 October. The Joint Committee held its first meeting on 30 March and a second meeting on 12 June […].