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Ambassador Brummell tells Romanian citizens in UK to stay calm, the Brexit negotiations a lengthy process

The British ambassador to Romania, Paul Brummell told the Romanian citizens who work in Great Britain that they should stay calm, because the UK negotiations to leave the European Union, after the Brexit vote, are a lengthy process.

The UK diplomat talked on Sunday with the young present in Miercurea Ciuc (central Harghita County – author’s note) at the Summer Camp of the UDMR (Hungarian Democrat Union of Romania, parliamentary party) about the context which the Brexit referendum was staged in and the challenges that occurred after the positive vote on 23 June cast by the British citizens.

According to Brummel, the British Prime Minister and the UK Government made it clear that during the interim period nothing will change until the negotiations are done. The EU member states’ citizens share full rights in the UK, which means that the Romanian nationals there will enjoy the same rights and obligations they have had before. The message of the UK citizens is clear cut, the EU citizens are welcome, added the British ambassador, according to Agerpres.

He admitted that currently the Romanian community in Great Britain plays an important role there and referred to the many Romanians who stood out in the most various fields, from culture to medical care.

The UK diplomat also said that changes will not occur either in the situation of the Romanian students in Great Britain, until the negotiations are finalized and that the UK universities intend to remain the most open possible for the smartest students worldwide, Romania included.

As for the relationship between Romania and the United Kingdom, ambassador Paul Brummell said it will be guided by the strategic partnership focussed on two key-pillars: security and prosperity.

He also spoke of the economic ties between the two countries, stating that Great Britain supports the bilateral trade’s development

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