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France: Johnson and Tusk 'in completely glutinous agreement on most of issues'

1 25.08.2019 Инфо

M/S European Union Council President Donald Tusk greeting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Biarritz
W/S Tusk and Johnson sitting *TWO SECONDS AT SOURCE*
C/U British Prime Minister Johnson *TWO SECONDS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister: "Let me tell you so far in this G7, I think it'd be fair to say Donald, that you and I spent most of our conversations in completely glutinous agreement on most of the issues that have been raised, whether it was free trade, or Russia, or Iran, I can't believe - what else have we been speaking about? A lot of things. Hong Kong. A demonstration of the closeness of the UK to our European friends which will persist beyond October the 31st, whatever happens."
Donald Tusk, European Union Council President: "I couldn't agree more."
Johnson: "That's the spirit. Thank you very much."
C/U EU Council President Tusk
M/S Tusk and Johnson talking
SCRIPT
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson held conversations on the sidelines of the Biarritz G7 summit with European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Sunday, which he described as 'a demonstration of the closeness of the UK to our European friends.'
"I think it'd be fair to say Donald, that you and I spent most of our conversations in completely glutinous agreement on most of the issues that have been raised," said Johnson.
The UK Prime Minister, who met with Tusk for the first face-to-face talks since he took office added that the UK and EU's relationship 'would persist beyond 31 October, whatever happens.'
The UK, which is due to leave the European Union on 31 October, had Johnson touring France and Germany before the G7 summit in order to convince their leaders of scrapping the Irish backstop clause from the deal achieved with former Prime Minister Theresa May to avoid a no-deal scenario.