Britain says some progress in EU talks, important differences remain

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (not pictured) in Downing Street in London, Britain October 8, 2020. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit negotiations this week have made progress in some areas but differences remain on important issues, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Friday.

“We’ve had useful discussions this week and progress has been made in some areas. However, there still remain differences on some important issues,” the spokesman said.

He said there were no plans for a formal statement from negotiators on Friday and that work towards a deal would continue next week. Britain was still committed to reaching a deal with the European Union, he added.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison