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Japan hopes UK will avoid no-deal Brexit

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Shinzo on Monday expressed hope that the UK will take measures to avoid 'no deal'

also told British that he hopes the Brexit's impact would be "minimal" on Japanese firms and the global economy.

"I hope the UK will not leave the without an agreement," NHK quoted Abe, as saying. "I hope that the impact of on Japanese firms and the global economy will be minimal."

Abe's remark came days after European leaders agreed to delay the deadline for the UK's exit from the European bloc until October 31, with a review in June.

Despite the recent extension, the future of British Theresa May's deal appears bleak.

The had rejected May's Brexit deal thrice. Parliamentarians have also rejected four alternative proposals for the UK's exit from the EU.

The UK was due to leave on April 12 without a deal. However, the EU called a marathon emergency summit to prevent 'no deal' Brexit.

During the summit, the leaders exchanged views on Theresa May's Brexit deal and held lengthy discussions on the extension to allow more time for the UK to leave the EU without any agreement, reported.

While the has failed to reach an agreement on the deal, talks between May's and the opposition have remained futile.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 14:51 IST