February 22, 2019

France and Germany ‘united’ over Brexit

File images of Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel

France and Germany should “take the initiative” after British voters decided their country should quit the EU, French President Francois Hollande said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have said they are in “full agreement” on how to handle the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, says BBC.

Mr Hollande warned that “separated, we run the risk of divisions, dissension and quarrels”.

The two will hold talks later in Berlin amid a flurry of diplomatic activity in the wake of so-called “Brexit”.

The pound fell further in early trading in Asia on Monday as markets reacted.

UK Chancellor George Osborne will issue a statement before the start of trading in the UK in a bid to calm markets.

“A friendly country, an allied country with whom we have so many ties has just decided to leave our union, the European Union, which we believed to be indestructible and indissoluble,” Hollande said at a World War II commemoration.

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