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Irish issues to be subject of next Brexit talks: Davis

By Colm Kelpie

The Common Travel Area and co-operation between Northern Ireland, London and the Republic under the Good Friday Agreement will be looked at in detail in the next round of Brexit negotiations, David Davis has said.

The talks are due to take place in the last week of the month.

But "cross-border economic co-operation" will not take place until talks move on to the UK's future relationship with the EU, Brexit Secretary Mr Davis added in a letter to the House of Lords.

Mr Davis said the talks team had explored a number of Irish issues, including the operation of both the Agreement and Common Travel Area.

He said: "More detailed discussions are planned for the next round of negotiations, including in relation to the Common Travel Area and north-south and east-west co-operation under the Belfast Agreement.

"The key issues in relation to cross-border economic co-operation will need to form an integral part of discussions on the UK's future relationship with the EU."

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