UK PM to trigger article 50 on 29 March: Spokesman

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union on March 29, a spokesman for the British leader said on Monday.

May’s spokesman said the United Kingdom has informed European Council President Donald Tusk’s office of May’s intention.

Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement that Last June, the people of the UK made the historic decision to leave the EU. Next Wednesday, the Government will deliver on that decision and formally start the process by triggering Article 50.

The move will begin a two-year negotiating period in which the British government and the EU hope to agree on the terms of Britain’s exit and reach a separate deal on the shape of their future relationship, most importantly on the terms of trade between the two.

Davis said that we are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation.

The Government is clear in its aims, a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe, a new positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union.

Source : Reuters

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