October 19, 2018 / 4:43 PM / a month ago

UK PM May tells business that EU leaders are committed to autumn Brexit deal -source

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May struck an upbeat tone on the Brexit talks and told business leaders during a teleconference on Friday that she believed European leaders are committed to an agreement this autumn, a source told Reuters.

May briefed around 120 business leaders to update them on the progress of the talks after discussions in Brussels earlier this week.

“The Prime Minister spoke for about 10 minutes and the tone of her message was quite optimistic,” a source familiar with the content of the call told Reuters. “She said she believed that the European leaders were very much committed to an agreement this autumn. She said that her aim was to wrap this up in November.” (Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison)

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