Politicians from La Manche, a department of Normandy including the Cotentin peninsula, have agreed to set up working groups on areas of co-operation along the lines of the groups set up with politicians from Brittany last year.
Those groups have already provided benefits in joint tourism marketing and education initiatives.
Chief Minister Frank Walker said that people in La Manche and Jersey could benefit from the co-operation of the politicians.
He said: ‘The relationship with our friends in La Manche is very strong and goes back many years and now we are seeking to move that forward.
We are setting up working groups to focus on the economy, tourism, environment, waste disposal and education.
The idea is to turn the discussions in recent months and years into meaningful action in all those areas.
‘The leader of the French delegation, Senateur Jean Francis Legrand, and I are united in our belief that we need positive solutions and we need to co-operate and find ways of overcoming them, and I believe that we will.’