Britain wants to see progress in Brexit talks in future weeks: British PM

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-19 20:59:07|Editor: Zhou Xin
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BRUSSELS, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Britain seeks progress on its stalled exit negotiations with the European Union (EU) in the next few weeks, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday.

The British side will work with its EU partners to set out ambitious plans of Brexit talks for the weeks ahead during the ongoing two-day EU summit, May told reporters at her arrival of the event.

"I particularly, for example, want to see an urgency in reaching an agreement on citizens' rights," the British prime minister added.

Citizens' rights remained one of core topics and obstacles in talks between Brussels and London before the negotiations could be moved to the next phrase including trade relations.

May sidestepped a question from journalists on whether Britain is willing to compromise in talks and mentioned a previous UK agenda.

"I set out a few weeks ago in Florence a very bold and ambitious agenda and vision for our future partnership between the EU and the UK at the heart of that remains co-operation on the key issues and dealing with the shared challenges that we face," she noted.

The EU leaders gathered in Brussels for a summit with topics of migration, security, digital development and Brexit talks on the agenda.