August 26, 2019 / 2:04 PM / 3 months ago

Australian PM says UK's Johnson convinced him he can deliver Brexit

BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his meeting with counterpart Boris Johnson had left him convinced that the British leader could deliver Brexit, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a G7 summit.

When asked if he believed Johnson could deliver Brexit he said: “I tell you, sat in that room with him this morning you would be absolutely convinced of it.”

He also said that he hoped a trade deal with Britain could be done in less than a year, but cautioned that any agreement must be right for both sides, and said he did not want to create an arbitrary deadline.

Reporting by William James; editing by Alistair Smout

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