Britain after a Brexit will support the sanctions policy of the European Union

© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity fotobanka in the UK against the background of the Palace of Westminster in London. Archival photoBritain after a Brexit will support the sanctions policy of the European Union© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity the image Bank

UK after Brexit will support the sanctions policy of the EU, to coordinate Europe’s foreign policy steps, as well as to participate in European security, RIA news source in the British government.

According to the interlocutor of Agency, on Tuesday afternoon, the British government will publish a foreign policy strategy to be followed after an exit from the European Union.

«Britain will offer its contribution to the conduct of military operations, the EU will cooperate in the application of sanctions in foreign policy. All this is part of a program of close partnership in the security field after a Brexit. The government will declare today. When Britain reaffirm commitment to European security, document on future partnership delivers signals about the intention of the British government to cooperate closely with the EU in the face of growing global threats», — said the source.

Currently, said the interlocutor of the Agency, the level of cooperation in defense and security between Britain and the EU is so high. However, the new strategy should become the basis for «a new partnership, which should reflect our mutual interests and values, supporting democracy and peace in Europe and the world».

«The strategy makes clear that Britain intends to use its capabilities, assets and influence to combat the challenges facing the continent, including illegal migration, terrorism, cyber-attacks and threats from other countries», — said the Agency interlocutor.

The decision to withdraw from the EU was adopted by the British people in a referendum on 23 June 2016. According to the rules of the 50th article of the Lisbon Treaty on withdrawal from the EU, the UK will leave the Association on March 29, 2019 — exactly two years after the launch of the Brexit.

According to the British government, the United Kingdom has the largest defence budget in Europe and the only European country that fulfills the requirement of NATO to allocate 2% of GDP on defence, of which 20% is allocated to equip the armed forces and the UN requirement of 0.7% of gross national product to international development programme.

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