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Belgium: 'We're off to a promising start’ - Brexit talks kick off in Brussels02:23

Belgium: 'We're off to a promising start’ - Brexit talks kick off in Brussels

Belgium, Brussels
June 19, 2017 at 20:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said on Monday that Brexit negotiations were “off to a promising start” at a press conference in Brussels following the beginning of Article 50 negotiations.

European Commission’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier said that the two parties have discussed and agreed on dates, organizational issues as well as priorities within the process of negotiations.

“We must lift the uncertainty caused by Brexit. We want to make sure that the withdrawal of UK happens in an orderly manner,” Barnier said.

“Now that negotiations have stared, we are determined to get on with the job, and deliver that certainty as soon as possible, " Davis said.

The one-day event launching the sequenced approach to the process that will lead to the UK leaving the EU, primarily focused on citizen’s rights, the financial settlement, Northern Irish border and order separation issues.

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UK's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said on Monday that Brexit negotiations were “off to a promising start” at a press conference in Brussels following the beginning of Article 50 negotiations.

European Commission’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier said that the two parties have discussed and agreed on dates, organizational issues as well as priorities within the process of negotiations.

“We must lift the uncertainty caused by Brexit. We want to make sure that the withdrawal of UK happens in an orderly manner,” Barnier said.

“Now that negotiations have stared, we are determined to get on with the job, and deliver that certainty as soon as possible, " Davis said.

The one-day event launching the sequenced approach to the process that will lead to the UK leaving the EU, primarily focused on citizen’s rights, the financial settlement, Northern Irish border and order separation issues.

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