Theresa May has pressed the EU for a "bespoke" Brexit deal that would allow the UK to control migration while still keeping strong trade links, a spokeman has said.
The prime minister vowed to carry out talks in a "positive and constructive spirit" in a one-on-one meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.
It came after she was sidelined at a summit which saw her only allowed to address fellow leaders briefly on the UK's plans for Brexit.
A No 10 spokesman said Mrs May had stressed that Britain would remain a strong partner to Europe even after leaving the bloc, as she tries to set a positive tone on the difficult talks.
The Prime Minister set out that the UK would be looking for a bespoke model rather than an 'off the shelf' solution.
She explained that we would needto see controls on the numbers of people who come to Britain from Europeas well as a positive outcome for those who wish to trade in goodsand services.
They agreed we should approach the Brexit negotiations in a positive and constructive spirit to ensure the process is as smooth and orderly as possible.
Asked if she was undermining the UK position, she said: "You can't undermine something that doesn't exist."
The deal would set up a free trade zone between the EU and Canada - and could be an important test for the UK's Brexit negotiations.
European Commission President said an EU-Canada free trade deal would help end Canadian visa restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians.