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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Ireland in discussions with Biden administration over UK Article 16 plans – Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that the Irish Government is in talks with the Biden administration in the US over UK plans on Article 16.

Coveney said contact with the US Government on the issue was designed to encourage progress on negotiations between the UK and EU.

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“I’ve been speaking to the Biden administration directly,” Coveney said.

“I got a chance to to speak to one of his most senior advisors this week, and also speaking to members of Congress in Cop, Brendan Boyle and others.”

“But I think the main focus here is to try to encourage progress in the vice-President Sefcovic/Lord Frost discussions,” he continued.

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Coveney said he was encouraged by UK Brexit Minister David Frost’s comments that the UK could be convinced not to trigger Article 16.

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