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Arriving in İrland, US leader says Brexit will be fine for the country

DONALD Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as US president on Wednesday, sought to reassure the country that Britain's exit from the European Union would work out fine for its near neighbour.

Arriving in İrland, US leader says Brexit will be fine for the country

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar used a meeting with Mr Trump, who has been a vocal supporter of Brexit, to underline Ireland's concerns over the departure that could affect it more than any other country remaining in the 28-member bloc.

How to keep EU-member Ireland's currently seamless 500km border with Northern Ireland open after Brexit and ensure it does not jeopardise two decades of peace in the British province is proving the most intractable issue in Britain's tortuous efforts to leave the EU.

Before meeting Mr Varadkar on his arrival at Shannon Airport, Mr Trump said he expected the premier would ask him about Brexit and it would all work out "very well" for Ireland.

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