PARIS French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union should not jeopardise the bloc's principle of free movement."They have decided to leave. I think the worst attitude would be to contest their choice or call into question the very foundations of the European Union," Hollande told a conference on Europe in Paris."So we have to see these negotiations to the end, while maintaining the principles of the European Union, notably that of free movement," he said.
Hollande added that although Britain was leaving, it should continue to play a role in Europe's defence.
(Reporting by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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Updated Date: Oct 15, 2016 23:00:10 IST