Macron, Johnson give conflicting accounts of fishing row meeting


French President Emmanuel Macron's staff said that his meeting on Sunday with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the row about post-Brexit fishing permits for French fishermen ended with agreement for more talks, while Johnson's staff denied the claim and said Macron had been told it is for France 'to step away from the threats they have made in recent days'.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met privately on Sunday to try to resolve an escalating dispute over fishing in the English Channel — but afterward the two countries appeared farther apart than ever and gave starkly differing versions of the meeting's outcome, reports FRANCE 24.