British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen over the deal the two sides are trying to wring on their trade relations from 2021.
Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen began a crucial meeting in Brussels at around 8:00 p.m. (19:00 GMT) on Wednesday to try to relaunch the deadlocked post-Brexit negotiations, noted an . journalist.
They must have a tête-à-tête before a dinner which will bring together a dozen advisers, including the negotiators of the future trade relationship between London and Brussels, the British David Frost and the French Michel Barnier for the EU.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in Brussels on Wednesday evening to meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the deal the two sides are trying to wring on their trade relations from 2021 .
Boris Johnson visited the residence of the British Ambassador to the EU from where he joined Mrs von der Leyen for a dinner scheduled at 8:00 p.m. in the presence of other people including negotiators Michel Barnier and David Frost .
At the end of the afternoon, accompanying a photo of his boarding the plane, the Prime Minister recalled via Twitter that he believes that it is still possible to reach “a good agreement”. “But whether we agree on trade arrangements similar to those with Australia or Canada, the UK will prosper as an independent nation,” he says.
The leaders of the 27 Member States will gather in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, and the Commission is expected to brief them on the situation, but without the subject being debated at that level.
“The Prime Minister will try tonight to inject political momentum into the process,” Boris Johnson spokeswoman Allegra Stratton explained. If successful, David “Frost and the negotiating teams will resume their discussions in the next few days,” she added.