LONDON: The British Prime Minister Theresa May said the “This is the right deal for the U.K” outside her Downing Street Office.
The 26-page text was agreed upon at a technical level by negotiators and endorsed Thursday by the European Commission, which is overseeing Brexit Negotiations.
British PM May said “Thursday that a good Brexit deal is within reach, after the European Union and her government agreed on a draft declaration outlining their future relations.”
She said that British citizens “want a good deal that sets us on course for a brighter future. That deal is within our grasp and I am determined to deliver it.”
EU Council President Donald Tusk — who is set to chair Sunday’s summit — confirmed that a draft political declaration on future ties “has been agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level.”
I have just sent to EU27 a draft Political Declaration on the Future Relationship between EU and UK. The Commission President has informed me that it has been agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level, subject to the endorsement of the Leaders.— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) November 22, 2018
Representatives from all 28 EU countries are due to meet Friday to prepare for the summit, which is seen as a pivotal moment in the Brexit process.