French minister: we expect Britain to honour EU divorce deal

FILE PHOTO: French Junior Minister for European Affairs Clement Beaune, wearing a protective face mask, leaves following the last weekly cabinet meeting before summer vacation break, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s Europe minister said on Wednesday Britain should keep its word and honour the agreement it concluded with the European Union on its withdrawal from the bloc.

“Respect for the withdrawal agreement is not negotiable,” the minister, Clement Beaune, wrote on Twitter.

“Commitments have been made, they should be kept to. Between friends and allies, we need to keep our word and respect the law. The European Union has made its commitments, we expect the same from the United Kingdom.”

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Alex Richardson