BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will continue as an important player on the world stage despite British people having voted to leave the EU in a referendum, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Friday.
“We will continue to act as a force for peace, a provider of security, and a staunch supporter of international cooperation and multilateralism,” Federica Mogherini said, adding she regretted Britain’s decision to leave.
A permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and one of the European Union’s two main military powers, Britain has been one of the most vocal members of the 28-member bloc in calling for sanctions against Russia in the wake of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Philip Blenkinsop
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