France, Ireland urge UK to start Brexit process 'as soon as possible'

Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (left) greets French President Francois Hollande at Government Buildings in Dublin on July 21, 2016Britain should begin the process of leaving the European Union “as soon as possible”, France and Ireland said after talks between President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Enda Kenny in Dublin. Hollande and Kenny “looked forward to the notification as soon as possible by the new British government of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the Union, which will permit orderly negotiations to begin”, said a joint statement issued after the meeting. “Ireland and France are the UKâ s nearest neighbours, with significant and complex economic, human, cultural and historical links.

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