2019.04.11 09:20

Lithuanian president urges UK to use Brexit extension 'in constructive way'

BNS 2019.04.11 09:20

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė has called on the United Kingdom to use the time until the extended Brexit deadline to make the necessary decisions for “the future of all British people”.

“According to the president, it is essential that the UK should use this extension in a constructive way to reach decisions of key importance for the future of all British people,” her press service said in a press release issued early on Thursday after EU leaders agreed to delay the UK's withdrawal from the bloc until October 31.

Both Lithuania and other EU member countries have an interest "to maintain close, friendly and long-lasting relations with the United Kingdom," it said.

The European Council has granted Britain a flexible extension of Brexit until October 31.