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    Brexit Secretary Assures EU States Want Good Free Trade Deal With UK

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    The United Kingdom and the European Union are likely to strike a good free trade deal during Brexit negotiations, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK Prime Minister Theresa May previously ruled out remaining part of the EU single market, which stipulates the free movement of people, but expressed her desire to reach a trade agreement with Brussels and allow the freest trade of goods possible.

    "[EU states] have a very strong interest in getting a good deal… I'm pretty sure, I'm not 100% sure — it's a negotiation," Davis said in an interview with the BBC broadcaster, stressing that he wanted to strike a free trade agreement.

    Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union officially kicked off on Monday, and are due to be completed by March 30, 2019.

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