Macron: Britain cannot be the closest ally of the EU and the US at the same time

The French President stressed that he would like to have “good and peaceful relations” with the neighboring country.

According to TASS, in an interview with a group of journalists from various media outlets, including the British newspaper The Guardian, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the British government should clearly determine the country’s foreign policy after leaving the European Union, since the kingdom cannot simultaneously be the closest ally of the EU, and USA.

“Which course does the UK want to take? You cannot be the best US ally, the EU’s best ally, and the new Singapore. It is necessary to decide”, – the French leader said, adding that “you cannot be half pregnant”.

“I got the impression that the leaders of the country promised their citizens everything at once. If the UK decides to completely switch to a transatlantic policy, then this should be clearly stated, because in this case it would mean a divergence with the EU on the rules of interaction and access to markets”.

At the same time, the French President stressed that he would like to have “good and peaceful relations with Great Britain”.

“I stand for common goals and common destiny. I hope Boris Johnson agrees with me on this point, as I believe the British themselves think the same. We remain allies. History and geography have not changed in any way, so I do not think that the British have a different fate from us”, – he said.

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