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UK seeks to assure United States over Northern Ireland peace

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State of Justice Robert Buckland arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it wanted to assure any new United States administration that it would protect the Northern Ireland peace agreement in trade negotiations with the European Union.

“If there is a new administration I can assure them that that will be very much at the heart of what we wish to do, and any trade agreement will, of course, respect that,” justice minister Robert Buckland told Sky News.

Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by William James

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