Boris Johnson is set to hold talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his bid to seal a new Brexit deal.
The PM will travel to Luxembourg on Monday for his first meeting with Mr Juncker since entering Number 10 in July.
A European Commission spokeswoman said Mr Juncker was “looking forward to working constructively” with the Prime Minister.
She said the “working lunch” would be held at a “neutral location” rather than the British Embassy of a commission venue.
However, Number 10 sources has played down the prospect of the talks leading to an imminent breakthrough, insisting there was still “a long way to go”.
But Mr Johnson has said he is “cautiously optimistic” that he will strike a Brexit deal at the European Union summit in October, insisting yesterday that both sides “can see the rough area of landing space” to do it.
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