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Danish PM tells May will aim for "friendly divorce" with Britain
October 10, 2016 / 12:13 PM / a year ago

Danish PM tells May will aim for "friendly divorce" with Britain

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May shakes hands with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, at Marienborg estate in Lyngby outside Copenhagen, Denmark, October 10, 2016. Scanpix Denmark/Liselotte Sabroe/via REUTERS

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Monday he would work for a “friendly divorce” between Britain and the European Union when talks over an exit deal begin.

“I‘m sure we will be able to overcome any obstacles,” Lokke said at a joint briefing with British PM Theresa May in Copenhagen.

”We should aim for a friendly divorce. That will be our starting point in the coming negotiations, Lokke said.

Reporting by Annabella Pultz Nielsen; editing Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

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