After the meeting Mr Davis said the pair had enjoyed “friendly, amicable discussions”
Brexit Secretary David Davis held talks with the Finnish foreign minister, Timo Soini, on a two-day trip to Scandinavia.
He sat down with the minister in the capital Helsinki, where Mr Soini vowed to push for a “good deal” for the UK as Brexit negotiations loom.
The Fin called for “constructive” talks with the UK, as Britain and EU gear up to enter two years of formal negations after Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50.
Mrs May has outlined her Brexit schedule, earmarking March to kickstart the historic process.
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Britain's most senior judges ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to trigger the formal process Article 50 for the UK's exit from the European Union without Parliament having a say.
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Issued by the Supreme Court of (top row, from the left) Lord Neuberger, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, (bottom row, from the left) Lady Hale, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson and Lord Hodge, who agreed with the majority decision that the Government could not trigger Article 50 without Parliamentary approval.
Acknowledging the arduous path ahead, Mr Soini said: “We are hoping, of course all of us, to have a good, decent deal to be done with the UK and European Union, after this Brexit vote.
"We know what everybody wants is very difficult and it has its challenges but we can overcome them."
The leader has previously voiced support for the UK post-Brexit, saying that it was futile to “punish” Britain for voting to leave
Mr Soini has previously voiced support for the UK post-Brexit
Mr Soini said: "If the EU punishes the British for leaving both parties will suffer and that is a no-go road. None of us can afford it.
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"Britain is one of our biggest trading partners. We want to keep Britain in the Single Market."
"Personally I see no contraction in providing the British with full access to the Single Market even if you don't want freedom of movement.
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We are hoping to have a good, decent deal
“Free trade is win-win, even without that."
After the meeting Mr Davis said the pair had enjoyed “friendly, amicable discussions”, adding that the two countries are “on the same page”.
Brexit secretary David Davis held talks with the Finnish foreign minister
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He echoed Mr Soini’s positive outlook, saying: “There is an outcome for this which is good for Britain and good for the European Union.
“And we want that, we want a successful EU.”
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Mrs May has faced several challenges to her Brexit timetable, after the Government lost a Supreme Court appeal ruling Parliament must be given a vote.
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