London, Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister
and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar will meet for talks later to
discuss the UK's Brexit proposals.
Downing Street said the meeting was to allow "detailed
discussions" on the process of securing a deal.
Johnson has said he remains "cautiously optimistic" about a
But EU leaders accused the UK of putting forward untested
ideas, adding that progress towards a new deal had been limited.
A similar sentiment was expressed by Varadkar, who suggested it
would be "very difficult" for the UK and the EU to reach a Brexit
agreement before the 31 October deadline.
The meeting between the two leaders will take place in the
north-west of England, with Johnson still insisting the UK will leave the
EU with or without a deal at the end of the month, the BBC news
Source: Oman News Agency