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Germany's Maas hopes reason prevails to reach Brexit deal

FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas attends a news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias (not pictured) following their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Athens, Greece, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File Photo

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday he hoped reason would prevail in final talks to secure a deal on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

“We are ready for all possibilities.... but we think that, even if time is tight, it is possible to reach a deal between the (European) Commission and Britain and we will put in every effort in the coming days,” he told reporters before a meeting of foreign ministers in London.

“I hope that, at the end, reason has the upper hand and that we are in a position in the home straight to be able to seal a deal,” he continued.

Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Toby Chopra