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British and EU negotiators say Brexit talks to begin on Monday, as scheduled

Britain and EU announced that Brexit negotiations will begin on June 19 as scheduled.

world Updated: Jun 15, 2017 21:46 IST
AP, London
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David Davis, Britain's secretary of state for exiting the European Union, arrives at Downing Street, in central London, Britain.(Reuters File Photo)

British government says that the talks to leave the European Union will start Monday, as planned.

David Davis, who leads the Department for Exiting the European Union, says in a joint statement Thursday that the decision comes after discussion in Brussels.

In a joint statement issued, officials said: “David Davis, secretary of state for exiting the European Union, and Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief negotiator, agreed today to launch Article 50 negotiations on Monday, 19 June.”

First Published: Jun 15, 2017 21:38 IST