October 2, 2019 / 5:18 PM / 19 days ago

UK's Johnson speaks to Merkel, Varadkar and Juncker on new Brexit deal

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he gives a closing speech at the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke on Wednesday to Germany’s Angela Merkel, Ireland’s Leo Varadkar and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, to discuss his new proposals on Brexit.

A British official said Johnson would hold more talks with counterparts in the coming days.

Reporting by William James; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison

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