British and European leaders talk over the phone on future relations negotiations
London, November 7th (Reporter Wang Huihui and Li Jizhi) British Prime Minister Johnson had a phone conversation with European Commission President von der Lein on the 7th.Discuss the latest developments in the future relationship negotiations between the two parties centered on the trade agreement,And decided to continue negotiations in London next week.
According to the statement issued by the British Prime Minister’s Office and the content published by Von der Lein on social media,The two parties said in the conversation,Although some progress has been made in recent negotiations,But there are still major differences in some areas,It involves fair competition and fisheries issues.
The two sides agreed,The negotiating team of the United Kingdom and the European Union will continue negotiations in London on the 9th.Redouble efforts to reach an agreement.
Britain’s “Brexit” transition period will end at the end of this year.Whether the United Kingdom and the EU can reach a trade agreement during the transition period has attracted much attention.Analysts believe thatBoth parties must reach an agreement before mid-November to ensure sufficient time to complete their respective legal procedures.
Britain officially “Brexit” on January 31 this year,Then entered a transitional period of 11 months.If there is no trade agreement between Britain and Europe during the transition period,The bilateral trade will return to the framework of the World Trade Organization from 2021.Re-implement arrangements for border inspections and tariffs.