Macron says he hopes EU leaders can endorse Brexit deal on Thursday

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a joint conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) following a Franco-German cabinet meeting in Toulouse, France, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday a deal with Britain on its departure from the European Union was being finalised and could potentially be agreed on at a European Council summit on Thursday.

“I want to believe an agreement is being finalised and that we will be able to endorse it tomorrow,” Macron said at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Reporting by Michel Rose; editing by Richard Lough