– The European Union has said that it regrets the exit of the United Kingdom from the union
– This was disclosed in a joint statement by presidents of the European Council, the European parliament, EU council and the EU commission
– The EU said until the negotiation process is over, the UK remains a member of the European Union with all the rights and obligations that derive from this
The European Union has said it regrets the exit of the United Kingdom from the union on Friday, June 24. In a joint statement by the president of the European council, Donald Tusk, the president of the European parliament, Martin Schulz, the holder of the presidency of the council of EU, Mark Rutte and EU commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker, the union said while it regrets the exit of Britain, it also respects the decision of the people.
The statement said: “In a free and democratic process, the British people have expressed their wish to leave the European Union. We regret this decision but respect it.”
It said while the decision can be said to be historical, the EU is united in its response and will stand strong to uphold the EU core values of upholding peace and well-being of its people.
“The Union of 27 Member States will continue. The Union is the framework of our common political future,” the statement said. “We are bound together by history, geography and common interests and will develop our cooperation on this basis,” it said.