MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday that the European Union respect the results of UK Referendum but a joint response on Brexit must be found.
"A message we would like to send to London, we understand and respect the results [of EU Referendum], we understand that the United Kingdom will be concentrated on the United Kingdom for now but… we should have an opportunity to deal with the future of Europe," the German foreign minister said.
"We expressed the will to preserve Europe. This will be our first and foremost task," Steinmeier said speaking on behalf of the EU founding member states.
On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.