German government does not expect general election to affect Brexit negotiations

20 April 2017
Palace of Westminster, London

Merkel informed of general election during a phone call with May on Tuesday

The German government does not expect the general election on 8 June to affect negotiations on the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. 

Chancellor Angela Merkel was informed of the general election during a phone call with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that since the referendum, "predictability and reliability" were "more important than ever", adding that prolonged uncertainty was not in the benefit of "political and economic relations between Europe and the UK".

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