- Title: Merkel says expects Britain to remain a partner post-Brexit
- Date: 31st May 2017
- Summary: NUREMBERG, GERMANY (MAY 31, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MERKEL SHAKING HANDS WITH MEMBERS OF GERMAN ASSOCIATION OF CITIES MERKEL SEATED MERKEL WALKING TO PODIUM VARIOUS OF AUDIENCE (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN CHANCELLOR, ANGELA MERKEL, SAYING: "Of course we will conduct departure negotiations in the spirit of Britain remaining a good partner. But we must also look to things that strengthen the EU, and not be focused exclusively on Britain's exit talks. Rather we should also focus on the issues that Europe can tackle better on a European level." MERKEL ON STAGE AS AUDIENCE APPLAUDS
- Embargoed: 14th June 2017 13:02
- Keywords: European Union Brexit remaining a partner negotiations
- Location: NUREMBERG, GERMANY
- City: NUREMBERG, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016J65A2V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Germany will approach negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union on the understanding that the country will continue to be a partner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (May 31).
"We will conduct departure negotiations in the spirit of Britain remaining a good partner," she said in the southern city of Nuremberg. "But we must also look to things that strengthen the EU, and not be focused exclusively on EU exit talks."
British Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier this week that Britain would leave the EU without an agreement if it was unable to achieve a satisfactory agreement with the bloc.
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