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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom believes that a deal with the European Union can be secured as soon as next month, chief Brexit negotiator David Frost said on Thursday, in the run-up to another round of talks on the future relationship.

    "As always, we go in good faith to talk constructively about all the issues. Our assessment is that agreement can be reached in September and we will work to achieve this if we can", David Frost tweeted.

    According to the official, the UK is "not looking for a special or unique agreement" and simply wants a free trade deal "like those the EU has agreed with other friendly countries, like Canada".

    FILE PHOTO: European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and British Prime Minister's Europe adviser David Frost 5 are seen at start of the first round of post -Brexit trade deal talks between the EU and the United Kingdom, in Brussels, Belgium March 2, 2020. Oliver Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
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    FILE PHOTO: European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and British Prime Minister's Europe adviser David Frost 5 are seen at start of the first round of post -Brexit trade deal talks between the EU and the United Kingdom, in Brussels, Belgium March 2, 2020. Oliver Hoslet/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
    "The UK's sovereignty, over our laws, our courts, or our fishing waters, is of course not up for discussion and we will not accept anything which compromises it - just as we aren't looking for anything which threatens the integrity of the EU's single market", he added.

    The seventh round of the UK-EU talks will run from 18-21 August.

    The UK pulled out of the bloc on 31 January, completing a process triggered by the Brexit referendum in June 2016. The country has until 31 December to renegotiate a range of agreements both with the EU and other partners to ensure beneficial trade and cooperation after the transition period ends.

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