August 19, 2019 / 7:51 AM / 2 months ago

France's Macron to discuss Brexit with PM Johnson on Thursday

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waves at reporters at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Aug. 22 to discuss Brexit as well as the crises in Iran and Syria, an official from Macron’s office said on Monday.

“The President of the Republic will host Boris Johnson for a working dinner at the Elysee Palace, which will be preceded by remarks to the press,” said the official.

Johnson is also scheduled to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday this week.

Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta/Richard Lough

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