April 8, 2019 / 9:49 AM / a year ago

May to meet Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday for Brexit talks

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church, as Brexit turmoil continues, near High Wycombe, Britain April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

BERLIN (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday to discuss Brexit, a spokesman for the German government said on Monday.

Steffen Seibert said the cohesion of the remaining 27 EU members had always been important for Germany and discussions would be held in that spirit. He said Germany wanted ties with Britain to be as close and friendly as possible after Brexit.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Paul Carrel

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