May thanks Greeks living in Britain and wants them to stay

May thanks Greeks living in Britain and wants them to stay

Brexit could not but be the talk of Europe and affect the British people and those who chose to live and work in the country alike.

Theresa May, the premier of Britain, told the Greek newspaper “Ta Nea” in an exclusive interview that “I want to thank the 70,000 Greek citizens who chose to make Britain their home. We appreciate their significant contribution to our culture and society, our universities and our economy. They should know that we want them to stay in Britain as well as all the other EU citizens.”

May spoke of the “strong ties” between Britain and Greece which have kept them close “for many centuries” and underlined her country’s plan to “examine a new chapter in its relations with Greece and other European countries as Britain redefines its relations with Europe.”

The Greeks who choose to study and work in Britain every year are many. So, May apart from praising the commercial relations with Greece and noting the mutual support in times of conflict, she also said “We are friends in NATO, partners and friends with extensive ties in tourism and education.”

Regarding Brexit itself, the British Prime minister said, “My vision for Brexit is that of a strong, global Britain which has a deep and special partnership with the European Union.”…/IBNA 

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