European Parliament new President Antonio Tajani was congratulated by UK Prime Minister Theresa May on his election as President of the European Parliament in a phone call he received on Saturday afternoon.
“I look forward to cooperating with you during the next two and a half years”, Tajani told the U.K. Prime Minister. He stressed that during the Brexit negotiations he will protect the interests of European citizens, “while bearing in mind that the UK will remain a key partner for the EU in the future”.
UK PM Theresa May referenced her speech this week in which she set out the UK’s priorities in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, and reiterated that we would continue to play a full part in and meet our obligations to the EU while we remain a member.
At the end of the conversation, they agreed to work together to ensure continued good relations between the UK and EU, while the Brexit process is ongoing and thereafter.