Luxembourg's FM: Brexit may be delayed again to help reach deal
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  • 13:20 30 August 2019

Luxembourg's FM: Brexit may be delayed again to help reach deal

Delaying Brexit further only makes sense if it helps the United Kingdom and the European Union reach a withdrawal agreement, Luxembourgian Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said on Friday, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

"There is a date, October 31, which was set by us as well and one should not discuss possible prolongation now. If we postpone it to achieve a result, I support the idea, but if we delay just to delay, then I don't," Asselborn told reporters when he arrived at an informal meeting between the EU ministers of foreign affairs in Helsinki and was asked if the Brexit deadline could be postponed.

The minister expressed a hope that a withdrawal agreement would be reached because, from his point of view, a no-deal Brexit would be a disaster for both the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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