White House urges EU, UK to protect Good Friday peace agreement for Northern Ireland

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday urged Britain and the European Union to preserve the Good Friday accord protecting peace in Northern Ireland after the EU launched legal action against Britain for changing trading arrangements Brussels says breach the Brexit divorce.

"We continue to encourage both the European Union and the UK government to prioritize pragmatic solutions to safeguard and advance the hard won peace in Northern Ireland," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

"President Biden has been unequivocal in his support for the Belfast Good Friday agreement. This agreement has been the bedrock of peace, stability and prosperity for all the people of Northern Ireland."

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Editing by Chris Reese)