Press release

PM calls with European leaders: 28 March 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with the German Chancellor, the European Council President, and the European Commission President.

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A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister called the German Chancellor, the President of the European Council, and the President of the European Commission earlier this evening to update them ahead of the letter giving notification of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union being delivered tomorrow.

In separate calls, they agreed that a strong EU was in everyone’s interests and that the UK would remain a close and committed ally.

They also agreed on the importance of entering into negotiations in a constructive and positive spirit, and of ensuring a smooth and orderly exit process.

The Chancellor, the European Council President, and the European Commission President thanked the Prime Minister for her calls.

Published 28 March 2017