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Boris Johnson has actually signed the Brexit withdrawal arrangement in Downing Street.

The prime minister hailed a “wonderful minute” for the nation after he put his name to the historical arrangement, which leads the way for the UK’s exit from the European Union next Friday.

He stated he hoped it would “give an end far a lot of years of argument and department”.

Earlier on Friday, European leaders signed the file in Brussels, prior to it was carried to London by train.

The finalizings mark another action in the ratification procedure, following Parliament’s approval of the Brexit costs previously today. The European Parliament will vote on the arrangement on 29 January.

Downing Street authorities stated the PM marked the file with a Parker water fountain pen, as is standard for ritualistic finalizings in No 10.

It was seen by EU and Foreign Office authorities, consisting of the PM’s Chief Negotiator David Frost, and Downing Street personnel.

“The finalizing is a great minute, which lastly provides the outcome of the 2016 referendum and gives an end far a lot of years of argument and department,” Mr Johnson stated.

“We can now move on as one nation – with a federal government focused upon providing much better civil services, higher chance and releasing the capacity of every corner of our fantastic UK, while developing a strong brand-new relationship with the EU as buddies and sovereign equates to.”

Earlier on Friday, the file crossed the channel on a Eurostar train, having actually been checked in Brussels by the European Council’s president Charles Michel and the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.

The UK will keep a copy of the arrangement while the original will go back to Brussels, where it will be saved in an archive together with other historical global contracts.

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Next week’s European Parliament vote is viewed as all however a procedure, after it was backed by the parliament’s constitutional affairs committee on Thursday.

Mrs von der Leyen and other senior EU figures are sceptical about the UK federal government’s strategy to work out a detailed offer on future relations prior to completion of 2020. They think the schedule for that is too tight.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson is positive, firmly insisting the UK can now progress after years of wrangling over Brexit.

Mr Michel, the previous Belgian Prime Minister who chairs EU tops, stated in a tweet: “Things will undoubtedly alter however our relationship will stay. We begin a brand-new chapter as allies and partners.”

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