Turkey: We have important opportunities with the UK after Brexit

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the relations with the United Kingdom after its exit from the European Union (Brexit), scheduled for Friday, will contain important opportunities in terms of the interests of both sides and the promotion of regional and global stability.

This came in a statement issued by the Ministry indicating that today (January 31), the United Kingdom will formally exit the European Union, ending the stage that began with a referendum in June 2016.

The statement pointed out that the United Kingdom, despite its exit from the European Union, will remain one of the most important components in Europe, adding: “Turkey always appreciates the principled position of the United Kingdom that supports us in the course of membership within the European Union, and is aware of the value that Ankara will add to the European Union based on the role that can To play it on its regional and global site. ”

He indicated that the existence of a common political will towards developing relations in all areas between Turkey and the United Kingdom after the recent exit from the European Union is a matter of pleasure.

And he added: “We believe that the relations between Turkey and the United Kingdom in the new period, will involve important opportunities in terms of the interests of both sides and the promotion of regional and global stability.”

The statement stressed that relations with the United Kingdom will continue unaffected during the exit period, which runs until December 31, as long as there is no amendment between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Friday, the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union, becoming the first country to leave the Union since its founding.

On Wednesday, the European Parliament approved the Brexit agreement by majority vote.

The Brexit issue has occupied the European Union’s agenda for about 3 and a half years, after the British voted in June 2016 in favor of their countries leaving the Union.


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