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Rishi Sunak visiting Belfast amid efforts to restore power sharing

PM’s visit follows meeting between James Cleverly and Maroš Šefčovič to discuss Northern Ireland protocol

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Rishi Sunak is to visit Northern Ireland later on Thursday to meet politicians as efforts to break the impasse over the Brexit trade arrangements and get the Democratic Unionist party back to Stormont are stepped up.

Sunak’s first visit to Belfast as prime minister comes as the foreign secretary, James Cleverly, and the European Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič meet in Brussels to discuss negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol.

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