LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union
must tackle several challenging areas to secure a trade deal,
the UK's chief negotiator David Frost said on Thursday after the
latest round of talks on a future relationship.
"A number of challenging areas remain and the divergences on
some are still significant," he said after an eighth full round
of negotiations on a new partnership with the EU in London.
Frost said the UK government was committed to working hard
to reach agreement by the middle of October.
“We have been consistently clear from the start of this
process about the basis on which agreement is possible between
us. Those fundamentals remain," he said, adding that both sides
have agreed to meet again in Brussels next week.
(Reporting by James Davey; editing by William James)