EU's von der Leyen to call UK's Johnson on Saturday - spokesman

EU leaders hold a virtual conference on measures against COVID-19
EU leaders hold a virtual conference on measures against COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will call British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday afternoon to discuss negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal, her spokesman said.

Britain left the EU in January and talks on protecting trade from possible quotas and tariffs are now in their final stretch before London's transition out of the bloc is completed on Dec. 31.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by William Schomberg)