Liz Truss is adamant about resolving the Northern Ireland conflict “quickly.”


Liz Truss is determined to ‘quickly’ resolve the Northern Ireland dispute after Brexit.

When Liz Truss meets with the EU for the first time, she wants “rapid progress” in resolving the Northern Ireland conflict.

From next Thursday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will host European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic at Chevening House in Kent for two days of talks.

Her goal is to resolve the dispute over the province so that wider EU-UK relations can be reset, but Ms Truss is expected to keep Article 16 on the table unless progress is made.

If Article 16 is triggered, Brussels has threatened to rip up the Brexit trade pact.

Ms Truss is determined to find a “fair, proportionate, and durable solution that solves problems and protects the Good Friday Agreement,” according to a Foreign Office source.

Even after demands for the role of EU judges in Northern Ireland were dropped, Mr Sefcovic has ruled out further discussions about the European Court of Justice.

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