December 31, 2019 / 7:34 PM / 17 days ago

France's Macron: I want solid ties with post-Brexit Britain

FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the inauguration of the Agora "win win" in Koumassi, Abidjan, Ivory Coast December 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he wanted a strong relationship with post-Brexit Britain.

Speaking in his traditional televised New Year’s eve address to the nation, Macron said: “The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union is a test for our country. I will strive to maintain a solid relationship between our two countries.”

Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Christian Lowe

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