German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU is ready to start Brexit negotiations despite the UK election shock. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. German Chancellor Angela Merkel weighs in on Brexit post UK elections and the cooperation of Gulf states to resolve the Qatar crisis at an event in Mexico City on Friday (June 09) alongside President Enrique Pena Nieto. she told media that she wanted to get to work quickly on talks over Britain's separation from the European Union. The EU has set a clear negotiating plan for Brexit talks with a possible free trade deal with Britain only coming after the bloc is satisfied with the outcome of a divorce bill for the UK. Despite UK Prime Minister Theresa May now facing a minority government, Merkel still believes Brexit negotiations would now proceed as planned. Also on Merkel's agenda was the Qatar crisis. Expressing her concern about the situation, she added that all Gulf nations, and also Iran and Turkey, should work together to find a solution to the regional dispute.