Polish people who live in Britain are welcome to stay in the country after Brexit, Boris Johnson has said.
The foreign secretary delivered the message in a news conference alongside his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski.
He said: ‘I want to repeat the key message to the one million Poles here in our country: You are here to stay. You are welcome.’
Mr Johnson also said it was time to ‘put a bit of a tiger in the tank’ of negotiations between the British Government and the EU.
His comments came after the latest round of negotiations over Brexit once again ended in stalemate.
Mr Johnson said: ‘Deadlock? Let’s wait and see. We have put a good offer out there. I remain very optimistic about the talks and the progress that can be made.
‘As for getting ready for no deal, I think the prime minister has made it very, very clear that we are going to get a deal, we are working for a great deal but, obviously, we must make the right preparations as and when it is necessary for a no-deal scenario.
‘Of course that’s the responsible thing to do and that’s what we are going to do.
‘Let’s now get on with it to the next phase. I think that’s what we are saying.
‘We are looking for some urgency from our friends and partners and it’s time I think to put a bit of a tiger in the tank and get this thing done.’
Earlier, Michael Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, warned that little progress had been made between the two sides.
He has advised leaders that not enough progress has been made to progress to trade talks, and though some issues have been resolved, more needs to be done.