Kerry to visit Brussels, London in wake of Brexit vote

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Posted: Jun 26, 2016 4:13 AM

ROME (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels and British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond in London on Monday, a senior State Department official said.

The trip comes as European Union and UK officials weigh the political and economic fallout from Friday's shock British referendum vote in favor of leaving the 28-nation bloc.

The senior official said Kerry would stress the importance of other members not following Britain and further weakening the EU. U.S. President Barack Obama had urged voters in Britain -- long seen as Washington's closest European ally -- not to approve Brexit.

(Reporting by Warren Strobel; Editing by Catherine Evans)