Brexit Minister Frost to discuss Northern Ireland protocol with EU on Friday, UK says

LONDON, Oct. 14 (Reuters) – Britain has said UK Brexit Minister David Frost will meet with European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic in Brussels on Friday to see if a “substantial gap” between two parts concerning the transit of goods to Northern Ireland can be bridged.

A UK government spokesperson praised the EU’s “considerable efforts” to resolve problems with the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol, but said “a substantial gap” remained between two parts.

“We and the EU now have proposals on the table. We need to discuss them intensely in the coming days to see if the gaps can be closed and a solution found that brings about the significant change needed,” the spokesperson said. . (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan in London and Phil Blenkinsop in Brussels; editing by Michael Holden)

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