Britain is determined to secure a trade deal with EU, says Gove

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is determined to secure a trade deal with the European Union and is working hard to close the gaps in negotiating positions, Michael Gove, the minister in charge of implementing the divorce deal, said on Thursday.

“Of course we are determined to secure a deal and that’s why our negotiators under Lord (David) Frost are working hard with (EU chief negotiator) Michel Barnier to close the remaining gaps in the negotiations,” Gove told parliament.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton, writing by Elizabeth Piper