UK to continue relations with NATO despite Brexit, - British Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Brexit won't influence NATO-UK relations, Philip Hammond says
17:14, 8 July 2016

UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said that the relations between the Alliance and the United Kingdom will remain unchanged, despite the decision to leave the European Union, Evropeyskaya Pravda reports.

"Britain confirms its obligations to provide security in Europe. We decided to leave the European Union, but we will not leave the Europe", Hammond said.

According to him, the UK is among the few NATO member states that fulfill its obligations to provide 2% of GDP to Defense budget.

Hammond also added that London obtains the nuclear weapons that NATO needs to guarantee the security.

"The UK nuclear forces will remain at NATO's disposal, and will continue to form the nuclear umbrella for NATO states members with US and France arsenal", he stressed.

Related: BBC: UK troops to take on NATO duties in Poland and Estonia

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