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Trump and Johnson discuss Brexit, economic issues in call

Trump and Johnson discuss Brexit, economic issues in call
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks next to Youth Justice Board Adviser Roy Sefa-Attakora during a roundtable on the criminal justice system at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain August 12, 2019. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS -
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Brexit and a U.S.-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend.

“Great discussion with Prime Minister BorisJohnson today. We talked about Brexit and how we can move rapidly on a US-UK free trade deal. I look forward to meeting with Boris this weekend, at the G7, in France!” Trump said in a post on Twitter.

A spokesman for Johnson’s office said the two leaders “discussed economic issues and our trading relationship, and the Prime Minister updated the President on Brexit. The leaders looked forward to seeing each other at the Summit this weekend.”

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and David Alexander; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Sandra Maler)

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