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British chief negotiator David Frost said on Thursday that he was “disappointed” and “surprised” that the conclusions at a summit of the European Union (EU) said that the regional bloc is no longer committed to working “intensively” to reach a future partnership with Britain.

“Disappointed by the euco conclusions on UK/EU negotiations. Surprised EU is no longer committed to working ‘intensively’ to reach a future partnership,” Frost tweeted, pointing out that intensive talks had been agreed with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Oct. 3. “Also surprised by suggestion that to get an agreement all future moves must come from UK.

It’s an unusual approach to conducting a negotiation,” Frost said. He said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out UK reactions and approach on Friday in the light of his Sept. 7 statement.

Johnson said last month that a future trade deal needs to be agreed by mid-October to enable it to be approved ahead of Jan. 1, 2021. After EU Summit discussions on Brexit on Thursday, EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said he will continue intensive talks in the coming weeks and the EU hopes to reach a deal with the UK, but not at any price, urging Britain to agree to a level playing field for access to EU market.

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