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May seeks further talks with EU over Brexit withdrawal agreement

YEREVAN, JANUARY 29, ARMENPRESS. Theresa May is seeking further talks with EU leaders over the Brexit withdrawal agreement. MPs voted for an amendment that calls on the government to pursue "alternative arrangements" to replace the Northern Ireland backstop, BBC reports.

The EU says, however, it does not want to renegotiate or reopen the withdrawal agreement.

The backstop is an "insurance policy" - designed to avoid a hard border "under all circumstances" between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Under the current Brexit deal, the 310-mile Irish border would become the only land border between the EU and the UK.

May will announce her plans to the EU leadership later.

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