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1/24, 3:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK, EU 'share desire for positive relationship'

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations Maros Sefcovic had a meeting on Monday during which they reaffirmed "their shared desire" for a "positive relationship" between London and Brussels "underpinned by our shared belief in freedom and democracy and cooperation on common global challenges."

In a joint written statement, Truss and Sefcovic said the encounter "took place in a constructive atmosphere with the aim to advance the talks." They agreed to meet again later in the week and then again in February.

Back in December, Truss stated that Britain remains prepared to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol in case it and the European Union do not find a solution on the issues in the region.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR