Irish PM says open to Northern Ireland-focused Brexit solution

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar arrives for the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. Virginia Mayo/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The most likely venue for an agreement on an orderly British withdrawal from the European Union is the EU summit over Oct. 17-18, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Sunday, dismissing any expectations of progress in his Monday meeting with Boris Johnson.

“I don’t think the meeting tomorrow is a high-stakes meeting in that I don’t anticipate a big breakthrough,” Varadkar said when asked about his meeting with the British Prime Minister. “If we come to an agreement that will happen most likely in October at the EU summit.”

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Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by David Goodman

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