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    EU Leaders Reaffirm Support for UK Despite Brexit Vote - British PM Office

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    The European leaders expressed their continued support for the UK despite the outcome of the recent Brexit vote, the UK Prime Minister's Office said in a statement on Friday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — According to the statement, Prime Minister David Cameron spoke earlier on Friday with a number of EU leaders, including the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

    "The Prime Minister thanked each of them for their support in the EU renegotiation process and during the referendum campaign. They each expressed their continued strong support for the UK," Cameron's Office said.

    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 Britain leaving the European Union, while about 16.1 million opposed it.

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