A delegation of MEPs from the Foreign Affairs Committee will visit the United Kingdom next week for the first time since Brexit in 2020 in a bid to strengthen bilateral cooperation, it was announced today.
In a statement, the European Parliament indicated that a delegation of six MEPs led by German David McAllister will travel to Belfast on Monday and London on Tuesday.
In Northern Ireland, MEPs will meet with representatives of political parties, civil society, businesses and intergovernmental organizations to understand how the recently approved Windsor Framework Agreement has helped to resolve the problem of the movement of goods between the Union European Union (EU) and the United States. Kingdom.
On the second day of the visit, the delegation will meet representatives of the British Government and Parliament, including Foreign Secretaries for Europe, Leo Docherty, James Heapy of the Armed Forces and ambassadors from EU member states.
The talks will focus on how to strengthen the EU-UK global partnership and deepen political dialogue in relevant areas of bilateral cooperation, particularly on foreign and security policy issues,” the statement said.
Relations between London and Brussels improved after the signing of the Windsor Framework Agreement in February after a tense period.
The deal, which aims to ease the movement of goods hampered by additional customs controls and bureaucracy on goods coming from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland, was brought in under EU rules to avoid a physical border with Ireland.
However, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is rejecting the formation of Northern Ireland’s regional assembly and government because it considers all issues unresolved.
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