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(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will resume Brexit talks in Brussels next month, the Times newspaper reported on Thursday.

Britain’s negotiator with the European Union, David Frost, said Johnson would meet with the president of the Commission and the European Council to formally assess the state of the talks, according to the newspaper.

Talks about a new pact covering everything from trade, fisheries to security since 2021 reached a deadlock before an important deadline at the end of June, when the bloc and London will assess their progress.

Frost repeated on Wednesday that Britain would not extend the Brexit transition period after December.

Britain left the European Union on 31 January but the main conditions of membership remained in effect during the transition period until the end of this year, which allowed it to negotiate a new free trade agreement with the bloc.

Reporting by Sabahatjahan and Kanishka Singh Contractors in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Lincoln Feast.

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