European Council President Donald Tusk has said the EU is “willing to listen” to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ideas for Brexit if they are “realistic”.
Speaking at a press conference at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Mr Tusk said he would “not cooperate on no deal”.
Mr Tusk and Mr Johnson are due to meet on Sunday to discuss Brexit.
Since becoming prime minister, Mr Johnson has insisted the UK will leave the EU on 31 October.
Mr Tusk said Mr Johnson is the third British Prime Minister he will have met since the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016.
He said: “The EU has always been open to cooperation. One thing I will not cooperate on is a no deal.
“We are willing to listen to ideas that are operational, realistic and acceptable to all EU member states.
“I still hope Prime Minister Johnson will not like to go down in history as Mr No Deal.”