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Ireland welcomes Britain's approach to N. Irish border, needs more detail

DUBLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Britain's pledge to seek a seamless and frictionless frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is welcome, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday, though more detail was needed.

Britain said there should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit.

Coveney said that in relation to the thorny issue of the border and custom arrangements, he welcomed the principles behind Britain's approach.

"The vast majority of those principles I think reflect the kind of language that we have been using... and so therefore is welcome," Coveney told reporters.

"Of course what we don't have though is the detail as to how it's going to work."

(Reporting by Conor Humphries, writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton)