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EP President Antonio Tajani congratulated by UK Prime Minister Theresa May

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21/01/2017
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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani was congratulated by UK Prime Minister Theresa May on his election as President of the European Parliament in a phone call he received on this afternoon.

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani was congratulated by UK Prime Minister Theresa May on his election as President of the European Parliament in a phone call he received on this afternoon.

"I look forward to cooperating with you during the next two and a half years", Tajani told the U.K. Prime Minister. He stressed that during the Brexit negotiations he will protect the interests of European citizens, "while bearing in mind that the UK will remain a key partner for the EU in the future".

"We have many issues that we need to tackle together such as terrorism, migration and unemployment. We need to work in a constructive way and, in my role as President of the European Parliament, I will do my best to ensure fairness, impartiality and transparency of the negotiations in close and respectful cooperation with the other European institutions involved, the Council and the Commission", concluded Tajani.