November 26, 2018 / 11:37 AM / 20 days ago

Germany: EU's future ties with Britain to be discussed after Brexit

An anti-Brexit protester shelters under an EU flag themed umbrella opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union’s future ties with Britain will be discussed after Brexit, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said when asked about a report that the United Kingdom could possibly join the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Some senior British ministers and some Labour members of parliament are discussing the possibility of the United Kingdom joining the EFTA if Theresa May’s Brexit deal is rejected by parliament, The Sun newspaper reported.

“Consultation on these future ties will take place when (Britain’s) exit is completed,” the spokesman told a news conference on Monday.

Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Riham Alkousaa

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