Britain to respect EU rules as it strengthens trade ties with world partners: Hammond

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 2:29 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain will respect its obligations under European Union treaties while it seeks to strengthen trade ties with world partners, the British finance minister said on Friday.

"Of course we want to strengthen our trade ties with the very many trade partners we have around the world, but we are very mindful of our obligations under the treaty and will follow them precisely," Philip Hammond told reporters arriving to a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels.

(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio; Editing by Kevin Liffey)