Council of Europe: Brexit results must be respected

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said that the decision of the UK on the EU membership must be respected, RIA Novosti reported June 24.

Britons held a referendum June 23 on whether the UK should to stay in the European Union, or leave it. The voting results indicate that the campaign to leave the EU, known as the Brexit, has won with 51.9 percent of the votes.

“The best way forward now is for the EU, in accordance with its best traditions, to work together with the UK government to obtain the most acceptable outcome for the citizens of UK and Europe,” said the secretary general in his comment.

“Everybody should now focus on what unites our family of European nations; democracy, human rights and the rule of law,” he added.

Source: Trend