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Theresa May: 'UK committed to Europe's future security'

Speaking at Munich Security Conference, UK PM calls for continuation of European security cooperation even after Brexit.

Theresa May has urged security cooperation by European Union partners to continue in the aftermath of Brexit, on the second day of the annual Munich Security Conference.

The 54th international conference brings together government representatives and defence and security experts from across the globe.

"The UK is just as committed to Europe's security in the future as we have been in the past," May said in her keynote speech on Saturday.

"This cannot be a time when any of us allow competition between partners, rigid institutional restrictions or deep-seated ideology to inhibit our cooperation and jeopardise the security of our citizens."

However, May's speech received a lukewarm response from the rest of the conference's attendees, whose first reaction was, according to our correspondent, "You could have made a better world to live in had you chosen to stay within the EU."

Furthermore, European officials have previously accused May of wanting the best of both worlds for Brexit.

On June 23, 2016, Britain voted in favour of Brexit, with the Leave campaign receiving 52 percent in a referendum.

May pledged to protect EU citizens' rights in Britain after Brexit, saying that decisions by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) would be taken into account by UK courts.


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