UK's Johnson, France's Macron agree on need for Brexit deal, UK says

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes France's President Emmanuel Macron at a NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Monday that talks on a Brexit deal needed to make progress this month and reach a conclusion quickly.

“The Prime Minister and President Macron agreed on the importance of making progress this month and reaching a conclusion on talks quickly,” a statement from Johnson’s office said, following a call between the two leaders.

Reporting by William James; Editing by William Schomberg