04/06/2021

DUP To Attend Next North-South Ministerial Meeting

DUP leader Edwin Poots has said he will lead a team to the next north-south ministerial meeting on 18 June.

He was speaking after meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

He said: "It would be my intention to lead the DUP team to that meeting.

"I believe that there are important issues that we need to discuss and deal with.
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"On the basis that there is going to be a serious attempt to assist in dealing with the protocol I believe that we should be seeking to help normalise relationships once again."

Meanwhile, Mr Poots said a meeting with the Taoiseach about tensions surrounding the Northern Ireland Protocol were "positive, frank and useful".

Mr Martin said they had shared views on issues including north-south cooperation, the protocol, Covid-19 and ongoing political developments.


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