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EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier to visit Londonderry, says MP

Sinn Fein MP Elisha McCallion has said that the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, will visit Derry next week.

Mrs McCallion invited Mr Barnier to visit Derry next week as part of his visit to Ireland.

Michel Barnier is a former French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

In July 2016 he was announced as the European Commission's chief negotiator with the United Kingdom over leaving the European Union.

"I welcome news that the European Union's Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier will be visiting Derry as part of his visit to Ireland early next week," The Foyle MP said.

"I had previously sent an invitation to Michel Barnier to visit the city and I am pleased he has now taken up on that offer and accepted my invitation.

"It is important that Michel Barnier sees at first hand the impact that Brexit would have in cities like Derry, which is essentially a cross-border city, and other locations along the border.

"I look forward to welcoming Michel Barnier to the city and engaging with him during his visit."

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