Pence urges 'good faith' negotiations on Brexit
As the deadline for Brexit approaches, Vice President Mike Pence visiting Dublin on Tuesday urged Ireland and the European Union, to negotiate in good faith with Prime Minister Johnson and work to reach an agreement that respects the United Kingdom’s sovereignty and minimizes disruption to commerce.’
Pence made the remarks at a news conference with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar following a lunch meeting.
Prior to Pence's remarks, Varadkar expressed his concern that "the return to the hard border regarding the Good Friday Agreement with Northern Ireland the past 20 years would impact "the free movement of people" and trade.
Firmly reiterating the Brexit–stance of the Trump administration The Vice President encouraged the European Union and United Kingdom to work together to minimise the effects Brexit may pose to the flow of goods across Ireland’s border with Northern Ireland.
A White house statement released earlier read: The Vice President underscored the unwavering strength of the U.S.-Ireland relationship, and highlighted the robust trade and investment ties between the United States and Ireland and the great economic opportunities presented by a future U.S.-EU free trade agreement, and affirmed it would be mutually