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Danish PM tells May will aim for "friendly divorce" with Britain
October 10, 2016 / 12:13 PM / 9 months ago

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

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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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