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Brexit: Austria seeks to avoid hard Brexit, Kurz tells UK's May

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said it was important to avoid a "hard" or disorderly Brexit, but negotiations about Britain's exit from the European Union were going quite well.


Reuters 27 Jul 2018, 03:12 PM United Kingdom
  •  Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said it was important to avoid a "hard" or disorderly Brexit, but negotiations about Britain's exit from the European Union were going quite well(Image Credit: Twitter)

 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said it was important to avoid a "hard" or disorderly Brexit, but negotiations about Britain's exit from the European Union were going quite well.

Kurz, standing next to British Prime Minister Theresa May in Salzburg, said he hoped Austria and the EU were able to maintain strong ties with Britain after it left the bloc.

"From our point of view it's important to avoid a hard Brexit," he told reporters. "I can hope that we can find a way that - also after the Brexit - the relations between the UK and Austria, the relations between the UK and the EU remain very strong because we both need that." 

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