Update: November 02, 2021 6:09 AM STI
London [UK], November 2 (ANI / Sputnik): UK Chief Brexit Negotiator David Frost has accepted the invitation of the French Secretary of State for European Affairs to discuss the fisheries dispute between the two countries, a British government spokesperson said.
The French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune invited the British official to speak on Thursday on the issue in Paris. The French side also announced the postponement for the time being of the implementation of the previously announced sanctions against London.
“We welcome France’s recognition that in-depth discussions are needed to resolve the range of difficulties in UK-EU relations. Lord Frost has accepted Clément Beaune’s invitation and looks forward to the talks. in Paris on Thursday, “the spokesperson said in a statement. .
London also endorsed France’s decision to refrain from imposing the sanctions that were due to come into effect on Tuesday.
“We welcome the French government’s announcement that it will not continue with the implementation of the proposed measures as planned tomorrow. The UK has made its position clear on these measures in recent days,” the spokesperson said. word.
Last week France announced it would impose sanctions on the UK for London’s alleged refusal to issue enough fishing licenses to French fishermen to access UK waters under the Brexit trade deal . (ANI / Sputnik)