Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician serving as President of France since 2017. He previously was Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs from 2014 to 2016.
France. prior to this, the UK warned to expect a bruising battle with the EU post-Brexit trade negotiations
He predicted the Two Sides would "tear each other apart," as they sought advantage in the negotiations.
The British government said it wanted a deal based on "friendship and cooperation between sovereign".
the United Kingdom formally the EU to leave for Two Weeks , but still trades as a member under a transition period ends on December 31. December.
presentation at a security conference in Munich on Sunday, Mr Le Drian said, it would be hard to achieve for the UK to be the target of the agreement on a free trade deal by the end of the year, the Two Sides are far apart on a number of issues.
He said: "I think that in the area of trade and mechanism for the future relations, we catch, we tear each other apart.
"But that's part of the negotiations, all defend their own interests. "President of the European Commission , and Ursula von der Leyen has been in doubt as Boris Johnson , the aim of a comprehensive agreement by the end of the year
Mr Le Drian, a close ally of the President, Emmanuel Macron , will alert you to the latest senior EU figure to that the negotiations will be difficult.
President of the European Commission , and Ursula von der Leyen, and the chief negotiator, Michel Barnier , both doubt on Boris Johnson have the goal, a comprehensive agreement by the end of the year.
The EU has repeatedly warned that Britain cannot expect a continuation of the "high quality" market access, if it insists, by way of derogation from the EU social and environmental standards.
It is expected that a particularly fierce battle, the to insist on fishing rights with the EU continue to have access to British waters must be part of any agreement.
Mr Johnson has, in turn, said that the UK as an "independent coastal state" under the control of the fisheries.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "Our approach is Clear - we are not asking for something special, customized, or unique, but are looking for a deal like those that the EU has taken previously with other friendly countries such as Canada.
"We want to be equals in a relationship, on the basis of friendly cooperation between sovereign, one focused on free trade and inspired by our common history and values. "