Brexit talks to start Monday, EU and UK officials confirm

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Published 15.06.2017 18:45
Updated 15.06.2017 18:47
Britain's Brexit Secretary, David Davies arrives to the Cabinet meeting in London in Britain, 13 June 2017 (EPA Photo)
Britain's Brexit Secretary, David Davies arrives to the Cabinet meeting in London in Britain, 13 June 2017 (EPA Photo)

Britain's Brexit minister David Davis and the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier will start talks over Britain's departure from the EU on Monday, Britain's Department for Exiting the European Union said on Thursday.

David Davis, who leads the Department for Exiting the European Union, said 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."

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