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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

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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 He added that the US will move quickly to complete a trade deal with the UK after Brexit . Mr Pence said the Trump administration is “clear” in its support for

US vice - president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK ‘ in good faith ’.

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.

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US VICE PRESIDENT Mike Pence stuck strongly to the Trump administration’s position on Brexit during press comments alongside the Taoiseach in Dublin this afternoon, as he urged Ireland and the EU to negotiate “ in good faith ” with new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson .

US Vice President Mike Pence (photo, above) used a visit to Ireland on Tuesday to urge the European Union to negotiate “ in good faith ” with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and reach a Brexit deal that respects British sovereignty. The outcome of Brexit remains uncertain three years on

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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European parliament vice - president says EU will not succumb to threats from Boris Johnson . 03/09/2019 no repro fee, maxwells dublin 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

Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit. Pence told Varadkar in a prepared statement: “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

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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(CNN) Vice President Mike Pence brought the ignorant panache of the Trump administration with him on his recent trip abroad and his hosts got pretty Few in Ireland or Northern Ireland want the Hard Brexit option, but still Pence told his hosts " to negotiate in good faith " with Boris Johnson and to

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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US vice - president Mike Pence met President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Tuesday during an official visit. The local crowd raised eyebrows and wondered what he thinks the aforementioned EU has been doing for the last three years, if not negotiating in good faith with the

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed U . S . Vice - President Mike Pence to Number 10, Downing Street, Thursday, September 5. Pence 's visit follows a trip to Iceland on Wednesday and Ireland earlier in the week, where he urged the country and the rest of the European Union to

“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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