Brexit statement in FULL: Boris Johnson calls for ‘new momentum’ to save Brexit talks

Brexit statement in FULL: Boris Johnson calls for ‘new momentum’ to save Brexit talks

UK-EU statement in FULL

The full statement reads: “Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the President of the European Council Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, on June 15 by videoconference to take stock of progress with the aim of agreeing actions to move forward in negotiations on the future relationship.

“The Parties noted the UK’s decision not to request any extension to the transition period.

“The transition period will therefore end on 31 December 2020, in line with the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement.

“The Parties welcomed the constructive discussions on the future relationship that had taken place under the leadership of Chief Negotiators David Frost and Michel Barnier, allowing both sides to clarify and further understand positions.

“They noted that four rounds had been completed and texts exchanged despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published at Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:58:00 +0000