Macron discusses Brexit in London

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the UK today to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s appeal to the French resistance during World War Two, and to talk discuss Brexit matters with PM Boris Johnson, news wires reported. Macron will be hosted by Prince Charles.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that the visit showed that despite some difficult episodes in centuries of Franco-British relations, the two neighbours stood beside each other in times of need. “It shows that with France, when we’ve had sometimes a difficult relationship at points in our history, that actually when it really counts we stand shoulder to shoulder together”, Raab said cited by Reuters. “There are a huge range of issues, Brexit, Covid, I’m cooperating very closely with the French on Iran, the Middle East and on Hong Kong and actually it’s a really important relationship,” he added.

The UK has told the EU it must break a fundamental impasse to clinch a Brexit trade deal in the next few months after leaving the Union politically on 31 January.

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