March 20, 2017 / 12:22 PM / a year ago

EU's Tusk to issue Brexit guidelines within 2 days of March 29

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday he would present the other 27 European Union states with draft Brexit negotiating guidelines within 48 hours from the moment Britain formally triggers its exit from the bloc.

European Council President Donald Tusk delivers a speech during a debate on the future of the E.U. to mark the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

London said on Monday it would launch the two-year withdrawal process on March 29.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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