July 31, 2018 / 2:27 PM / 5 months ago

France's Macron to host May at holiday retreat

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and France's President Emmanuel Macron hold a news conference at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, Britain, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May at his presidential retreat in the south of France on Friday, the Elysee Palace said on Tuesday.

An Elysee source said Macron and May would meet at Fort Bregancon near Toulon on Friday evening, followed by a private dinner between Macron and his wife Brigitte and May and her husband Philip.

The official provided no agenda for the talks, but earlier on Tuesday British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt met his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris to discuss Brexit.

In an interview with French radio, Hunt emphasised Britain’s desire for the European Commission to engage more seriously with Britain’s proposals for what it calls a “pragmatic and sensible” outcome to the Brexit negotiations.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Luke Baker

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