France urges rapid solution to fishing dispute after new talks with UK

AFP , Tuesday 9 Nov 2021

France urged Tuesday a "rapid solution" to a fishing dispute with Britain that has threatened to degenerate into a full-blown trade war, after new talks aimed at breaking weeks of deadlock.

French fishing boats
File Photo: Fishing vessels at sea off the coast of Jersey taken on Thursday, May 6, 2021. AP

"France remains open to dialogue, but a rapid solution must be found for our fishermen, in line with the implementation of our agreements," France's Europe Minister Clement Beaune wrote on Twitter after telephone talks with Britain's Brexit minister, David Frost.

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