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PMs discuss how to resolve Bombardier issue

Theresa May and Justin Trudeau held talks. Credit: PA

Prime Minister Theresa May has discussed how to resolve the Bombardier issue with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The matter was on the agenda during talks in Ottawa on Monday.

Ms May also said she will raise it again with US President Donald Trump when they meet later this week.

"I will be impressing on him the significance of Bombardier to the United Kingdom and particularly to jobs in Northern Ireland,” she explained.

"We have discussed today how we can work together and to see a resolution of this resolution which, from my point of view, I want to see a resolution that protects those jobs.”



Joint DUP-SF letter to US Vice President over Bombardier dispute

The wings of the C-Series aircraft are made in Belfast.

It's emerged the DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill have written a joint letter to the Vice-President of the United States to stress the importance of Bombardier to the Northern Ireland economy.

The Secretary of State James Brokenshire told the House of Commons that efforts are continuing to try to find a resolution to a bitter trade row between Bombardier and US competitor Boeing which could threaten jobs here.

Boeing is claiming funding from the Canadian government for Bombardier's C-Series aircraft has given it an unfair advantage.

The wings of the aircraft are made in Belfast.

Bombardier could face large financial costs if Boeing's complaint is successful.

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