LONDON (Sputnik) — Theresa May will assure the European Union on Friday that her nation will continue playing a key role in its security as she warns about "destabilization" attempts coming from powers like Russia.
"The UK may be leaving the EU but we are not leaving Europe, and we are unconditionally committed to maintaining Europe’s security," May will say in a speech, excerpts of which were shared with Sputnik by her office.
She is expected to speak about the potential that the 25-nation bloc, including the United Kingdom, should develop in Eastern Europe, specifically in Ukraine and Belarus.
May will also praise "significant" economic and social advances in the region and will join the renewed commitments to work together to tackle corruption and foster economic growth.
She will conclude her speech at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels by reaffirming the UK’s commitment to spend 100 million pounds ($133 million) over five years in the Eastern Neighbourhood to "counter disinformation."