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The President: the United Kingdom will remain a close ally of Lithuania

2019-12-13

President Gitanas Nausėda attended a working session of the European Council and the Euro Summit meeting in Brussels on Friday.

EU heads of state and government discussed the outcome of Thursday’s UK elections, the Brexit process, and approved a mandate for negotiations on the future of relations with the UK after it left the Community.

“I believe that by agreeing on the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom, we will be able to maintain a close and ambitious strategic partnership”, said the President.

The President underlined that the United Kingdom was a close ally of Lithuania in foreign policy, defense and cyber security. Moreover, the two countries maintained close economic relations in developing financial services, trade, research and technologies. The United Kingdom is home to an abundant Lithuanian community.

The Eurogroup summit discussed strengthening the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), completing the banking union, and establishing a budgetary instrument for competitiveness and convergence in the euro area.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2019.12.13 15:46

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