While speaking during a meeting on Wednesday, Mr Barnier suggested his tenure could come to an end in the coming months.
He said: “We will try to reach an agreement on the key issues.
“On the fundamental issues for trade including fisheries, level playing field, for transport, different kinds of transport. For internal security.
“We will take time after, probably somebody else, to continue the negotiations on the other issues to complete the comprehensive framework on this unprecedented partnership.”
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