French, UK leaders agree to de-escalation of fishing row

AFP , Sunday 31 Oct 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed Sunday to work on "practical and operational measures" to resolve a simmering row over post-Brexit fishing rights, Macron's office said.

Boris Johnson/ Macron in G20 summit
Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron do a fist bump during the G20 summit in Rome. AP

The two leaders met for about 25 minutes on the margins of a G20 summit in Rome, and agreed on the need for a "de-escalation" of the dispute with concrete action to come "as soon as possible", it said.

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