October 19, 2019 / 8:08 PM / a month ago

Dutch PM Rutte: spoke with UK's Johnson, wished him success in 'next steps'

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. Julien Warnand/Pool via REUTERS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Saturday he had spoken with Boris Johnson after parliament forced the British prime minister to seek a further delay to Brexit before it votes on the new divorce deal.

“We discussed the situation around Brexit,” Rutte said in a statement. “I wished him success in the next steps in the British Parliament.”

Rutte said the two leaders have agreed to keep in close contact.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Frances Kerry

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