The British Prime Minister says a new Brexit deal can be done by October the 18th.
Boris Johnson made the comments in Dublin this morning, where met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit.
It marked the first time the two have met since Mr Johnson became British Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson says that he believes a deal can be reached by October 18th (accepting new date under Benn bill). Says Ireland and the U.K. have gotten over bigger problems than Brexit before pic.twitter.com/7cZQCW6thm
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In a joint statement the two leaders said some common ground was established while saying discussions are at an early stage.
Mr Varadkar hosted Boris Johnson for more than an hour over breakfast at Government Buildings this morning.
Joint Statement: Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar and UK Prime Minister @BorisJohnson - Ireland and the UK are committed to securing an agreement between the European Union and the UK, and recognise that negotiations take place through the Brussels Task Force. https://t.co/Eb7J0LF13Q pic.twitter.com/NnB4b7ccnx
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he believes a deal can be reached at next month's EU Council meeting:
"It's time now to honour the achievements of our predecessors who tackled far worse problems by cracking this one ourselves."
"I do believe a deal can be done by October the 18th".