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Portugal’s economy minister hailed his country’s centuries-old alliance with Britain as he called for a good exit deal for the UK.
Manuel Caldeira Cabral told CNBC he hoped other countries were not trying to punish Britain for Brexit and talked up long-standing bilateral ties between the countries.
He said: “For Portugal we have not just good relations but also an alliance, which is one of the oldest in the world.
“So we have a very good relationship with the UK for a long time, since the 1300s.
“We have a big UK residents community in Portugal who are very welcome. What I think we all want is for these negotiations to go forward and for a balanced and a good solution to be found.”
When he was asked whether he felt that some in Europe wanted to punish Britain Mr Caldeira Cabral replied he hoped not.
He said: “I think we all have to take notice that there is one democracy in the UK and there is 27 others.
“This creates an interesting dynamic in the process. So we will always be careful in the process not to alienate any of the discussions with the 27 different countries and it’s going to be a process so we have to work on getting a good result.
“I think the 27 countries are united but I think they want to have a good deal and a good deal is a deal that retains trade relationships with the UK, maintains the rights of citizens in the UK or the UK citizens that are on the continent.