(Reuters) - The agreement reached Friday between Britain and the European Union on the country’s initial terms of withdrawal needs to transformed into a legally binding text as soon as possible, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday.
“What is necessary is that we put the handshake of last Friday into a legally binding text. I think we need an Article 50 text as soon as possible,” Rutte said on arrival to a meeting of European heads of government in Brussels.
Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for arduous talks on future trade ties.
Rutte added he believed there was widespread support in Britain for reasonable exit deal.