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Britain wants to ease tensions with EU over N.Ireland, says Raab

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A person is seen in Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

CARBIS BAY, England, June 13 (Reuters) - Britain wants to ease tensions with the European Union over trade with Northern Ireland, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating a warning that the bloc had to realise the province was part of the United Kingdom.

“We want tensions eased, we want a flexible, pragmatic approach. What we cannot have is both the Northern Ireland protocol being applied in a very lopsided way or the Good Friday Agreement being undermined as a result of it,” he told Sky News at a G7 meeting in southwestern England.

Reporting by William James and Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Kate Holton

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