Michel Barnier named chief negotiator for Brexit
Statement of the Spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Paris, 27 July 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault welcomes the appointment of Michel Barnier by the President of the European Commission to the important position of chief negotiator in charge of preparing and conducting negotiations with the United Kingdom under article 50 of the EU treaty.
He sent Michel Barnier a message of congratulations.