January 25, 2018 / 11:43 AM / in 7 months

France's Le Maire wants deal on Brexit transition, sees March agreement as possible

DAVOS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday he wanted the European Union to secure a deal with Britain on its Brexit transition process, and said an agreement by March was a possibility.

FILE PHOTO: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire arrives for a news conference after a meeting about Lactalis baby milk contamination scandal at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris, France, January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Le Maire was speaking to reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

On Wednesday, Brexit minister David Davis said he expected that Britain and the European Union would agree to a transition deal on exiting the bloc by the end of March.

Reporting by Noah Barkin; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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