Britain's May Heads To France For Brexit Talks


Britain's May heads to France for Brexit talks

LONDON, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st july,2016) - British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Paris on Thursday for Brexit talks with French President Francois Hollande after Germany agreed to give Britain more time to prepare its withdrawal from the EU. On her first foreign trip since taking office in the wake of Britain's seismic June referendum, May told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that her government would not ask to leave the EU before the end of 2016 in order to plan a "sensible and orderly departure".

Ahead of the meeting in Paris, Hollande flew to Ireland -- the EU country which will be most affected by Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation bloc. Ireland's concerns revolve mainly around the future of its lucrative exports to Britain and its border with British-ruled Northern Ireland. Prime Minister Enda Kenny has also raised the possibility of a vote by Northern Ireland, which voted to stay in the EU, to unite with Ireland.