The Irish Prime Minister says Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement

The Irish Prime Minister says Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement

FILE PHOTO – Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is hosting a workshop on Getting Ireland Brexit Ready on October 25, 2018 at the Convention Center in Dublin, Ireland. REUTERS / Clodagh Kilcoyne

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement, which ended thirty years of violence in Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Saturday.

"Brexit has undermined the Good Friday Agreement and eroded relations between the UK and Ireland," he told the Irish state broadcaster RTE.

The border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit was one of the key points in Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union in March next year.

"Anything that is spreading the communities in Northern Ireland undermines the Good Friday Agreement, and anything that pulls Britain and Ireland apart undermines that relationship," Varadkar added.

Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by Alexander Smith

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