President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President: Brexit deal has what we expected

2019-10-17

Thursday, October 17, Brussels President Gitanas Nausėda is attending the European Council meeting which endorsed the Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. For final implementation, the deal needs to be ratified by the European and British parliaments.

According to Gitanas Nausėda, the agreement reached is good news for EU member states. “The European Union has unanimously agreed that the withdrawal deal will provide for a constructive Brexit scenario, which will ensure the interests of the entire European Union, including Lithuania. It is critical for Lithuania to maintain dynamic relations with the United Kingdom in the areas of security, defense, finance, economic cooperation, and trade. The agreement – if ratified by the European and British parliaments – is also important because it will safeguard the rights of Lithuanian nationals living in the United Kingdom,” the President said.

Earlier in the day, the EU’s multiannual financial framework, the strategic agenda, EU enlargement, Brexit, and climate change were discussed at a meeting of Nordic and Baltic countries, which was also attended by the Irish Taoiseach.

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Last updated 2019.10.18 09:38

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