September 3, 2019 / 3:28 PM / 14 days ago

Britain can leave EU by October 31 - U.S. Vice President

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence makes a statement to the press at Farmleigh House in Dublin, Ireland September 3, 2019. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday ahead of a visit to London that he believed Britain will be able to leave the European Union by its latest deadline of the end of October.

Pence used a news conference with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar earlier on Tuesday to urge the EU to negotiate “in good faith” with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and reach a Brexit deal that respects UK sovereignty.

“I remain confident that if both parties will come to the table and negotiate in good faith we truly believe that by the end of October a deadline can be met with Brexit,” Pence told reporters.

Reporting by Alex Alper, writing by Padraic Halpin, Editing by William Maclean

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