UK hopes latest EU talks will keep process on track, says PM's spokesman

A model of a customs road sign is seen at 'mini-Europe' theme park in Brussels

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes the latest round of trade talks with the European Union starting on Tuesday will keep the process on track before a high-level meeting later this month, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

"We hope this latest round is constructive and we hope that it will keep the process on track ahead of the high-level meeting later this month," the spokesman told reporters on Monday.

The talks on a free trade deal and future relationship have stalled in recent weeks, with both sides urging the other to find the political will to change their positions.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison)