DUBLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday that Brexit talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union had made progress and were moving in the right direction.
“In terms of Brexit negotiations, I’ve a confession to make: Tuesday is a pretty crazy day and I spent the morning in cabinet and the afternoon in the Chamber so I’ve to go back to the office now and get a briefing from Brussels,” Varadkar told reporters.
“The initial indications are that we are making progress, that negotiations are moving in the right direction,” Varadkar said. “But whether we will be able to conclude a revised withdrawal agreement, which after all is an international treaty, in time for the summit on Thursday, that’s as of now unclear.”
Varadkar said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at a meeting last week that he was confident he could get a Brexit deal through the British parliament. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin, editing by Guy Faulconbridge)