French Macron: “very good exchange” with the British Prime Minister on Brexit, other questions

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic at the Pantheon, in Paris, France on September 4, 2020. Julien De Rosa / Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he had had a “very good exchange” with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on various topics including Brexit.

“Very good exchange with @BorisJohnson,” Macron tweeted. “We will strengthen our cooperation against migrant smugglers. We also discussed the consequences of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, the situation in Lebanon and future relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Earlier Monday, Johnson’s office said the two leaders had agreed negotiations on a Brexit deal must make headway this month and quickly come to a conclusion.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Edited by Gareth Jones

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