June 19, 2017 / 11:50 AM / a year ago

Merkel wants good Brexit deal that works for both sides

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she wanted a “good agreement” for both Britain and the European Union in the Brexit negotiations that started on Monday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

“For me, it is above all about the EU27 proceeding together and listening carefully to Britain’s wishes and expectations,” Merkel told a news conference after meeting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

“And it is also about representing our own interests and progressing towards a good agreement. But it is too early to speculate about the details. I want us to reach a good agreement and this should be in the interests of both sides,” she added.

Reporting by Paul Carrel and Joseph Nasr, editing by Thomas Escritt

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