Irish PM says he’s confident G7 leaders will hold talks to agree deal on Irish border
The leaders of the G7 countries met in Luxembourg to try and agree a new trade deal after months of bitter division.
The summit of leaders from Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Australia was held in a joint hotel room, with no cameras or reporters.
It’s not yet clear whether they agreed on a framework that would end a protracted and sometimes bitter dispute between Britain and Ireland over how to manage the border.
The EU and Ireland agreed to a framework last month that included measures to ease the flow of migrants, but it has yet to be ratified by member states.
Theresa May and Donald Tusk met on Sunday to begin a three-day summit, which will last until Monday.
It will also focus on the fallout from the Paris terror attacks, which saw a total of 130 people killed.
Both sides are expected to talk about Brexit and the Brexit talks.
May said last week that she would hold talks with the EU’s other 27 leaders over a deal on the future of EU citizens living in Britain, in return for their backing for the two-year Article 50 withdrawal process.
A British government spokesman said last night that ministers would not discuss the details of the talks but would make their position clear in the days ahead.
The Irish Government said on Monday it would meet with the European Commission to discuss the Brexit process.
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