UK to build EU common defense policy amid Brexit

UK to build EU common defense policy amid BrexitBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday Britain will not block attempts by the EU to build a closer common defense policy, Reuters.

The message came after defense minister Michael Fallon had previously said he would stop the creation of an EU army for as long as Britain remained inside the European Union as the new force would undermine the NATO military alliance.

"There is a conversation going on now about the EU's desire to build a common security and defense policy, new architecture for that," Johnson told a London audience on Friday.

"If they want to do that fine ... We are not there to block or to impede further steps towards EU integration if that is what they so desire," he said.
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