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Britain seeks 'positive and constructive tone' from EU during Brexit talks

On first day of Brexit negotiations, Britain said they seek new, special partnership with EU

Reuters  |  Brussels 

Britain's negotiators came to Brussels seeking a "new, deep and special partnership with the European Union" on Monday as talks on the unprecedented British withdrawal from the European Union finally got under way. A beaming Brexit Secretary David Davis, a veteran campaigner against EU membership, told a sombre Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, that his team aimed to maintain a "positive and constructive tone" during "challenging" talks ahead in the hope of reaching a deal that was in the interests of both sides. A year after Britons ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 19:57 IST