UK must continue to engage in the Western Balkans post-Brexit
10 Jan 2018 12:32 PM
The UK must continue to support countries of the Western Balkans and continue to champion their accession to EU Membership, says Lords report published today.
The Lords International Relations Committee today published its report, 'The UK and the Future of the Western Balkans', in which it states the UK must continue its engagement with the region, along with international partners, to protect the progress made in the region since the 1990s.
Commenting on the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Lord Howell of Guildford, said:
The UK must continue to engage with partners in the EU and internationally to promote stability and democratic reform in the Western Balkans; that is in everyone's interests. We welcome the Government's decision to host the Western Balkans Summit this year and will look to it as a symbol of the commitment of the Government to the region even after the UK leaves the European Union.
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