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IrelandUS Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson

18:15  03 september  2019
18:15  03 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Varadkar to raise Brexit in meeting with US Vice President

Varadkar to raise Brexit in meeting with US Vice President TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar will use a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence to outline the impact of Brexit on Ireland. He says he hopes that Mr Pence will bring back the message to President Donald Trump's administration which has been supportive of Brexit. Mr Pence is flying into Ireland with his family this evening. 

US Vice President Mike Pence has called on all parties to the Brexit talks to negotiate a new agreement that would respect London's concerns "As the deadline for Brexit approaches, we urge Ireland and the European Union as well to negotiate in good faith with Prime Minister Johnson

Pence confirmed he would be meeting Boris Johnson in the next few days and that “ better understanding” the Northern Ireland issues would help promote a deal. European parliament vice - president says EU will not succumb to threats from Boris Johnson .

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson 03/09/2019 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN Visit by US Vice-President Pence Pic shows Vice President Mike Pence and Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park. PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

American Vice-President Mike Pence has taken a very deliberate swipe at the EU, suggesting they have not acted in good faith during the Brexit negotiations.

His intervention, made in Dublin, will have been the exact opposite of what the Irish government would have hoped to gain from visit.

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson © Catalyst Images Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (R) poses with US Vice President Mike Pence (L) upon arrival at Famleigh House in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on September 3, 2019, on day two of the US Vice President's visit to Ireland. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images) Speaking at an event alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mr Pence warned that Ireland and the EU need to allow the UK protect its sovereignty.

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

“ We will continue to work closely with our partners in Ireland and the United Kingdom to support a Brexit plan that encourages stability and also one that keeps the strong foundation forged by the Good Friday Agreement,” Pence told reporters after arriving in Ireland for a two-day visit.

The United States seeks “stability” in Ireland after Britain’s exit from the EU , says Vice President Mike Pence . “ We will continue to work closely with our partners in Ireland and the United Kingdom to support a Brexit plan that encourages stability and also one that keeps the strong foundation forged

He added that the US will move quickly to complete a trade deal with the UK after Brexit.

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson 03/09/2019 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN Visit by US Vice-President Pence Pic shows Vice President Mike Pence and Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park. PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

Mr Pence said the Trump administration is “clear” in its support for the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

“But we also recognise the unique challenges on your northern border,” he told Mr Vardakar at Farmleigh House.

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson
US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson
US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson
US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson
US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson
US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson
US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson

“And I can assure you we will continue to encourage the United Kingdom and Ireland, to ensure that any Brexit respects the Good Friday Agreement.”

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US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson © Catalyst Images DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 03: US Vice President Mike Pence meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matthew Barrett at Farmleigh House on September 3, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. The Vice President is on an official two-day visit to Ireland and is staying at President Trump's golf course resort Doonbeg in County Clare. (Photo by Charles McQuillan - Pool/Getty Images) However, he added: “As the deadline for Brexit approaches we urge Ireland and the European Union, as well, to negotiate in good faith with Prime Minister Johnson, and work to reach an agreement that respects the United Kingdom's sovereignty and minimises the disruption to commerce.

“The United States will look to play whatever hopeful role we can play. As President Trump announced last week, when Brexit is complete, the United States will have a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom.”

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Boris Johnson and US Vice President -elect Mike Pence have spoken by phone about the US 's "close relationship" with the UK. The UK foreign secretary said on Twitter they had agreed on the "importance of the special relationship and need to tackle global challenges".

He added that he will use his meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence to highlight the Brexit risks to Ireland . Earlier, the European Commission signalled that there have been no new "concrete" proposals put forward by the UK on replacing the backstop.

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson © Catalyst Images US Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence, left, meet with the Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett, right, at Farmleigh House, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, Sept. 3 2019. The Vice President is currently in Ireland for a two day visit. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) In his contribution, Mr Varadkar pleaded with the Vice-President to bring an understanding of the Irish position back to Washington.

He said Ireland and the UK had decided “to travel a different course” which brings a number of risks.

US Vice President Mike Pence urges Ireland and EU to negotiate Brexit 'in good faith' with Boris Johnson © Catalyst Images Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (R) waves with US Vice President Mike Pence (L) upon arrival at Famleigh House in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on September 3, 2019, on day two of the US Vice President's visit to Ireland. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images) The Taoiseach described a hard border as a result of Brexit as “a very real risk”.

Mr Varadkar said Brexit could create barriers to north-south co-operation and risk peace.

“We as a government have to stand our ground on the agreement.

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“All I ask is that you bring that message back to Washington with you.

“This isn’t a problem of our making. It is one we want to solve,” Mr Varadkar said.

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