Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   13 December

Brexit talks to kick off on June 19

YEREVAN, JUNE 15, ARMENPRESS. Britain has announced that Brexit negotiations will begin on June 19, despite earlier speculation they could be delayed, as Prime Minister Theresa May is still scrambling to prop up her minority government, “Armenpress” reports, citing Russia Today.

Britain's Brexit minister David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will start talks over Britain's departure from the EU on Monday, Britain's Department for Exiting the European Union said on Thursday.

"David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Michel Barnier, the European Commission's Chief Negotiator, agreed today to launch Article 50 negotiations on Monday, 19 June," the department said in a statement.

There has been uncertainty over whether May will still be able to pursue a ‘hard Brexit’ after a defeat in the general election left her short of a parliamentary majority and requiring the support of other parties.

Negotiations will now start two days before the official state opening of parliament.


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