September 27, 2018 / 10:55 AM / 2 months ago

EU's Barnier says working for Brexit deal, close economic ties later

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends an EU's General Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Thursday he was working for a Brexit deal and a close economic relationship afterwards.

Barnier said after meeting Spain’s industry minister in Brussels: “The EU continues to work for an orderly Brexit and an ambitious future partnership with the UK that should include a close economic relationship.”

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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