Face to face meeting between May and Tusk following triggering of Article 50

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The two leaders in Downing Street

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May welcomed President of the European Council Donald Tusk to Downing Street.

The point of the two-hour meeting on the afternoon of April 6 was to discuss the situation with regards to the Article 50 notification.

A Downing Street spokesperson said “The PM reiterated the UK’s desire to ensure a deep and special partnership with the European Union following its exit and noted the constructive approach set out by the council in its draft guidelines published last week.

“She said the UK looked forward to formally beginning negotiations once the 27 member states agreed guidelines. Both leaders agreed that the tone of discussions had been positive on both sides, and agreed that they would seek to remain in close touch as the negotiations progressed.

“The PM also made clear that on the subject of Gibraltar, the UK’s position had not changed: the UK would seek the best possible deal for Gibraltar as the UK exits the EU and there would be no negotiation on the sovereignty of Gibraltar without the consent of its people.”

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