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11/1/2021, 10:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK welcomes France's delay of retaliatory measures

A spokesperson for the United Kingdom government said on Monday that London "welcomes" the French government's decision to delay planned sanctions against the UK over the two countries' fisheries dispute.

"We are ready to continue intensive discussions on fisheries, including considering any new evidence to support the remaining license applications," the spokesperson said in a statement and confirmed UK's Cabinet Minister David Frost will travel to Paris on Thursday for talks on the matter with France's Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune.

The statement comes in response to French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that Paris will not enforce the planned retaliatory measures at midnight, but could implement them later in case the negotiations aren't successful.

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