Britain needs to clarify position on Brexit talks: Dutch PM

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-19 23:15:04|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BRUSSELS, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Britain has failed to make clear of some of its commitments during the Brexit talks and more clarity is needed, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Thursday at an ongoing EU summit.

Rutte's remarks came after British Prime Minister Theresa May laid out an ambitious negotiation agenda in Florence last month.

"May has to come up with more clarity on what she means by 'other commitments' in her Florence speech. I phoned her last week and tried to encourage her to do that, and so far she hasn't," Rutte told reporters before the EU summit.

He said Britain should clarify several items: "Primarily about citizens rights and border controls, these are still difficult issues, but particularly the question of the exit bill," Rutte added.

May, on the other hand, said the British side sought progress on exit talks in the weeks ahead.

EU leaders gathered here for a two-day summit with topics including migration, security and digital development. On Friday morning, leaders are scheduled to discuss Brexit talks.