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The British statement said that “a number of difficult issues remained, could they continue to be discussed”.
Frost said that “contacts at all levels should be intensified in the coming weeks.”
The two sides are trying to find common ground on trade rules in Northern Ireland, where Britain’s exit from the EU has upset the delicate political balance.
Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, but remained part of the EU after the Brexit to avoid inspections at the border with EU member Ireland. Ireland’s open border contributed to a peace process that ended decades of sectarian violence, allowing Northern Ireland residents to feel at home, in Ireland and in the UK.
Members of the union say the British government’s “EU-sponsored agreement” has created a border between Northern Ireland and “the rest of the UK”.
The EU և UK agreed on a post-Brexit trade deal on Christmas Eve, but its application is still temporary until it is approved by the EU legislature, theoretically by the end of the month.
Some EU lawmakers are threatening to delay parliamentary approval until they receive further assurances from London on the issues discussed by Frost and Sefcovic.
EU parliamentary committees overwhelmingly backed the deal on Thursday.
Martin London decided to unilaterally extend the grace period until October on inspections of goods transported between Britain and Northern Ireland, which decided to send a formal notice to the EU to its former member. The UK was given a month to respond.