Mikser: Elections won't change UK contribution to security ({{commentsTotal}})

British newspapers on Friday morning focused on the projected results of Thursday's snap general election. June 9, 2017.
British newspapers on Friday morning focused on the projected results of Thursday's snap general election. June 9, 2017. Source: (Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Scanpix)

The results of Thursday's British election are definitely a disappointment to the ruling Conservative Party, but will not affect the U.K.'s contributions to global security, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) said.

"The political forces and political administration of the U.K. have very clearly stated that in spite of the country leaving the European Union, it wishes to remain an important contributor to the security of Europe and the world on a global level," Mikser told BNS.

"In security policy, the U.K. has taken a clear course of contributing to the security of NATO allies, including by participating in NATO battlegroups — this course will definitely not change," he continued.

"One of the main questions now is whether Prime Minister Theresa May will continue in her post and whether she will be able to put together a Cabinet that would be able to rule in a stable manner," the Estonian foreign minister said, adding that regarding this issue, British politicians definitely do not need any advice from outsiders.

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party failed to reach an absolute majority in the U.K.'s snap general election on Thursday, resulting in a hung parliament.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS



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