UK PM Theresa May to visit Germany on first foreign trip post-Brexit vote

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday to discuss Britain's decision to leave the European Union and its consequences, a government spokesman said in Berlin.

UK PM Theresa May. Reuters

UK PM Theresa May. Reuters

May will be welcomed at the chancellery with military honours and will hold talks with Merkel at 5.30 pm, followed by a working dinner, Steffen Seibert announced Monday, adding that the coup attempt in Turkey would also be discussed.

After her Berlin visit, May will fly to Paris for a bilateral meeting with French President Francois Hollande, Downing Street announced on Monday.

The meetings in Germany and France mark May's first foreign trip since her appointment as prime minister in the wake of Britain's referendum vote on 23 June.


Published Date: Jul 18, 2016 04:10 pm | Updated Date: Jul 18, 2016 04:10 pm