The British Prime Minister Theresa May has held talks at Downing Street with the Irish premier Leo Varadkar.
It is May’s first meeting with a European Union leader since her keynote Florence speech on Friday in which she set out her plans for Brexit.
Good opportunity to meet with UK PM
theresa_may</a> so soon after her Florence speech & ahead of meeting of EU leaders in Tallinn this week <a href="https://t.co/N56r0uWv00">pic.twitter.com/N56r0uWv00</a></p>— Leo Varadkar (campaignforleo) September 25, 2017
Varadkar said he wanted to ensure a close relationship between Ireland and the UK is maintained post-Brexit, and that the common travel area remained in place.
He described her proposal for a post-Brexit transitional period as a “step in the right direction.”
The pair also discussed kickstarting Northern Ireland’s stalled executive assembly; with Varadkar adding that it was important the UK didn’t want any physical border.