Paris, London plan Brexit-busting business, tourism tie-up

The capital cities of France and Britain will pool their tourist development resources and offer startup companies cheap rates on the Eurostar train link as part of an attempt to limit the impact of Brexit, the Paris and London mayors said, according to Reuters.

"We are developing new exchanges and new projects. All these initiatives will create employment, activity and economic growth," Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a joint statement before meeting her British counterpart Sadiq Khan in Paris.

"It is a very positive dynamic that the Brexit will not change."

The two are meeting a day before the British government starts the clock on a two-year divorce process from the European Union and are seeking to reassure companies that the process will be smoother than many anticipate.

Khan is due to arrive in Paris later on Tuesday to promote the initiatives and to discuss security issues with Hidalgo and French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl in the aftermath of last week's attack on Britain's parliament.
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