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UK leader May in Northern Ireland to allay Brexit concerns

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre,  is greeted by Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster, left and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness upon arrival at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday July 25, 2016. May met Northern Ireland’s leaders in Belfast Monday in a bid to allay Northern Irish concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, is greeted by Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster, left and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness upon arrival at Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday July 25, 2016. May met Northern Ireland’s leaders in Belfast Monday in a bid to allay Northern Irish concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, poses for a photo with Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster, left and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, prior to their meeting, Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday July 25, 2016. May met Northern Ireland’s leaders in Belfast Monday in a bid to allay Northern Irish concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (Charles McQuillan/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, poses for a photo with Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster, left and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, prior to their meeting, Stormont Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday July 25, 2016. May met Northern Ireland’s leaders in Belfast Monday in a bid to allay Northern Irish concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (Charles McQuillan/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

British Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting Belfast on a trip designed to allay Northern Irish concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

May is meeting First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness on Monday.

Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom to share a land border with another European Union member, the Republic of Ireland. Residents and businesses on both sides of the frontier fear a return to customs and immigration controls along the unmarked border.

May said Monday that "I have been clear that we will make a success of the U.K.'s departure from the European Union. That means it must work for Northern Ireland, too, including in relation to the border with the Republic."