Brexit: “Modern UK-Greece ties will not be affected”

Brexit is now a historical reality. Greeks living in Britain are also being confronted with this. That’s exactly what British Ambassador to Athens Kate Smith is focused on.
In her message posted on the British Embassy’s account in Greece, Mrs Smith assures that bilateral cooperation will continue and after Brexit, modern ties between the two countries will remain and that the rights of the British Greeks are safeguarded.

Read the full text of the Embassy of the United Kingdom:

“In a few hours (edited shortly before Brexit came into force) Britain is turning a page. With friends and partners on our side, such as Greece and the Greeks, we look to the future with confidence and optimism. In previous years in my discussions, the Greeks did not hide their regret over Britain’s decision to follow its course outside the European Union.


But there was always in their words a sincere respect for the popular mandate and the belief that the depth of our historical friendship and the richness of our modern ties, in education, culture, tourism, business, interpersonal relations, would not be affected by this development. And of course I totally agree with that assessment.

There are many examples of Greeks who chose Britain for their second home, who are involved and contribute to the social and economic life of Britain. Over 60,000 Greeks have already been registered in Britain and we are expecting many more. And of course their rights are guaranteed. And about 40 to 45 thousand Britons have built their lives in Greece and are actively contributing to their country. In a world full of challenges and opportunities, Britain is preparing for a new, exciting journey.

We are ready, we are determined. We continue to work together as equal sovereign states with a world-wide view and a close, friendly and constructive relationship with Europe for a better, even more dynamic future for all of us. “

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