"I don’t see the British interest in these missions diminishing. Of course we won’t be members of the European Union, we won’t be participating in the same way, but we will certainly have a national interest in the success of those missions, because if they are not successful, our trade and our security and our immigration will be affected," Fallon said as quoted by The Telegraph newspaper Tuesday.
On June 23, 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. The results of the voting prompted David Cameron to sign off as the country's prime minister.