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Belgium: Final EU meeting for UK ministers01:03

Belgium: Final EU meeting for UK ministers

Belgium, Brussels
January 28, 2020 at 15:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

A UK minister attended a European Union (EU) meeting for the final time before the Brexit departure date on January 31.

Foreign Office Minister Chris Pincher said it was a "historic week" upon his arrival in Brussels on Tuesday.

"I'm here to reassert to my EU friends and colleagues that, though we are leaving the EU, we are not leaving Europe," he added.

"We'll always be allies, partners and friends."

The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union at 23:00 on January 31, before entering a transition period which is due to end on 31 December 2020, during which time the two sides will negotiate the future relationship.

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A UK minister attended a European Union (EU) meeting for the final time before the Brexit departure date on January 31.

Foreign Office Minister Chris Pincher said it was a "historic week" upon his arrival in Brussels on Tuesday.

"I'm here to reassert to my EU friends and colleagues that, though we are leaving the EU, we are not leaving Europe," he added.

"We'll always be allies, partners and friends."

The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union at 23:00 on January 31, before entering a transition period which is due to end on 31 December 2020, during which time the two sides will negotiate the future relationship.

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