Minister discusses Brexit with UK’s David Davis

Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (excerpts)

Paris, 23 October 2017


United Kingdom – Meeting between M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Mr David Davis, British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

On 23 October, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian is hosting Mr David Davis, the British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. This is Mr Davis’s first trip to France in connection with his duties.

M. Jean-Yves Le Drian will listen to a presentation by Mr Davis on the British goals in the Brexit negotiations and will remind him of the European Union’s expectations, in line with the fundamental conditions and principles articulated in the guidelines of the European Council of 27 April and implemented by the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, M. Michel Barnier.

As a reminder, the European Council of 20 October noted that the work currently under way needs to continue, with a second phase of negotiations dealing with the framework for future relations or transitional measures. The European Council indicated, however, that such a phase could be envisaged in December if sufficient progress had been made in current negotiations on citizens’ rights, Ireland, and financial obligations. (…)./.

Published on 26/10/2017

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