May 05, 21:02
Joseph Borrell and Dominic Raab
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The European Union and the United Kingdom have announced an agreement to establish a permanent EU mission in London. This is stated in the joint statement the head of the European Union’s foreign policy service, Josep Borrell; and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
“We are delighted to have reached an agreement based on pragmatism and goodwill to establish an EU mission in the UK. The EU Ambassador will receive the status corresponding to the head of the diplomatic mission of foreign states, including the presentation of credentials to the head of state. The staff of the EU mission will have privileges and [дипломатический] immunity necessary for effective work, and we look forward to the opportunity to move forward, responding to global challenges, ”the document says.
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It is also reported that the parties discussed further cooperation between the EU and the UK in the field of foreign policy, security, as well as on the issue of climate change.
At the end of April, the EU and the UK finally completed all formalities in the process of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit). At midnight on May 1st entered by virtue of the agreement on bilateral relations between Britain and the EU.