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Liz Truss meeting with Irish taoiseach Micheál Martin raises hopes Brexit talks with EU will resume

Negotiations between London and Brussels were paused in February because of the outbreak of war in Ukraine but have yet to be resumed, amid escalating opposition to the protocol among unionist parties in Northern Ireland.

  • EU says Northern Ireland trade talks with UK must conclude by end of February | FT - Jan. 20, 2022 |
  • It is thought Truss and Martin discussed the importance of the wider relations between the two countries and the importance of unity in the face of global challenges, including the energy crisis.

    The meeting between the two leaders came just days after the Irish foreign minister, Simon Coveney, expressed "cautious optimism that we will see in a few weeks' time the opening of an honest effort to try to settle some of these issues that have been outstanding for far too long".

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