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Spain's King Felipe says Brexit barriers to trade should be minimal

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's King Felipe said Britain's planned departure from the European Union was creating uncertainty for Spanish companies and barriers to investment and trade should be kept to a minimum.

"We cannot deny that the scenario originated by the U.K. decision to leave the EU has generated uncertainty and doubts for our companies," Felipe said during a state visit to Britain.

"We must make sure that the current negotiations reduce this uncertainty to the minimum," he said. "It is extremely important that the future framework of our relations establishes the conditions for a close economic relationship trying to minimize future obstacles and barriers."

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Andrew MacAskill)