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Ireland's Indian-origin PM Reaches Out to Brexit-hit UK

Thirty-eight-year-old Varadkar described Britain's impending exit from the 27-member economic bloc, of which Ireland is a member, as the "challenge of our generation" in a keynote address during his first visit as Irish Taoiseach (PM) to Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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Updated:August 4, 2017, 9:04 PM IST
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Ireland's Indian-origin PM Reaches Out to Brexit-hit UK
File photo of Ireland's Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
London: Ireland's Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Friday raised the prospect of a "deep" free trade agreement between the UK and the EU following Brexit.

Thirty-eight-year-old Varadkar described Britain's impending exit from the 27-member economic bloc, of which Ireland is a member, as the "challenge of our generation" in a keynote address during his first visit as Irish Taoiseach (PM) to Belfast in Northern Ireland.

"If the UK does not want to stay in the customs union, perhaps there can be a EU-UK customs union...If the UK does not want to stay in the single market, perhaps it could enter into a deep free trade agreement with the EU and rejoin European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which it was a member prior to accession," he said in his speech at the Queen's University.

"And if this cannot be agreed now, then perhaps we have a transition period during which the UK stays in the single market and customs union while things are worked out," Varadkar said.

His visit is seen as a historic step towards formulating relations between the UK-led Northern Ireland in the north and the Republic of Ireland in the south, which share a border.

"It will come as no surprise to anyone here that I do not want there to be an economic border on our island, nor do I want one between Ireland and Britain. By economic border, I am not talking about currency or variation in tax rates. I am talking about a barrier to free trade and commerce," he said. Varadkar added that he would seek to protect the benefits of the peace process between the UK and Ireland in Brexit negotiations.

On devolution and power sharing, he added: "We need that more than ever, and we need it now."

The British and the Irish government had agreed under the 1998 Belfast Agreement that the status of Northern Ireland will not change without the consent of a majority of its population, a stand reiterated by the UK in its Brexit white paper.

Varadkar is to hold talks with all the key political parties in Northern Ireland during his ongoing visit to the region.

On Saturday, the Republic of Ireland's first openly gay Taoiseach will attend an event as part of Belfast's gay pride festival.
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