September 22, 2019 / 8:11 AM / 2 months ago

UK minister hopes Thomas Cook talks come to 'positive conclusion'

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis is seen outside Downing Street ahead of a Brexit vote in London, Britain, March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - British security minister Brandon Lewis said he hoped talks about the future of travel company Thomas Cook TCG.L come to a positive conclusion on Sunday.

The world’s oldest travel company is fighting for its survival over the weekend after lenders threatened to pull the plug on a rescue deal that has been months in the making.

“I hope that they come to a positive conclusion,” Lewis told Sky News, when asked about the discussions. He declined to comment further on what steps the government was prepared to take.

Reporting by William James; editing by Giles Elgood

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