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Welsh Secretary 'confident' ahead of Brexit talks

Alun Cairns and Damian Green will meet with Carwyn Jones to discuss Brexit plans Credit: PA

The Secretary of State for Wales says he's confident an agreement can be reached ahead of futher talks with the Welsh Government on Brexit.

Alun Cairns and First Secretary of State, Damian Green, will meet with Carwyn Jones for discussions on the arrangements under the EU Bill for distributing powers returned from the European Union.

The Welsh economy is fundamentally integrated with the rest of the UK so we must bring together the assets of all parts of the UK to win deals and secure trade agreements. Exiting the EU is a time when the nation needs to come together to secure the best deal for every part of the UK.It is in nobody’s interest for there to be gaps in the law at the point where the UK departs the EU. Neither is it in anybody’s interest to create any new obstacles or costs inside the UK as we leave the EU. That means that there will be a need for a common UK approach in a number of areas. We have had constructive talks already and will keep talking - I am confident we can reach an agreement that works for all parts of the UK

– Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales

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