EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier hopes for 'constructive' Brexit talks

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he hoped for a 'constructive' start to Brexit talks with Britain as formal negotiations began in Brussels.

AFP June 19, 2017 15:16:21 IST
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier hopes for 'constructive' Brexit talks

Brussels: The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday said he hoped for a "constructive" start to Brexit talks with Britain as formal negotiations began in Brussels.

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier hopes for constructive Brexit talks

File image of EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. AP

"I hope that today we can identify priorities and a timetable that would allow me to report to the (EU summit) later this week that we had a constructive opening of the negotiations," the Frenchman said as he greeted Britain's Brexit minister David Davis.

Davis said: "We are starting this negotiation in a positive and constructive tone determined to build a strong and special partnership with our allies in the European Union."

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