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Statement by Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster MLA

First Minister of Northern Ireland & Democratic Unionist Party Leader

“We have consistently urged both sides to achieve a deal.

We will, of course, examine the details both of the trade deal itself as well as other issues such as security where agreement will be particularly important from the Northern Ireland viewpoint.

Given the Government’s Northern Ireland Protocol, a sensible trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union was always the most favourable outcome for Northern Ireland.

Moving forward, we will continue to work to seize the opportunities and address the challenges which arise from the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.”