Dutch PM Rutte to invite Britain to join defence deal with EU -The Times

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference in London

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to be offered a defence and security co-operation deal with the European Union during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Downing Street on Friday, the Times newspaper reported, citing a diplomatic source.

“Since Brexit, not enough European leaders have been in touch with Johnson. It is important to look at the geopolitics without being divided and there is a need to work with the UK," the source said.

(Reporting by Vishal Vivek in Bengaluru; Editing by Chris Reese)

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