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    US President Barack Obama discussed Brexit and its consequences for UK politics with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Barack Obama held a telephone conversation with Cameron and Merkel, the White House said in a release.

    Post-Brexit Strength of NATO Ties

    Barack Obama reassured UK Prime Minister David Cameron that the special relationship between the two nations and Britain’s NATO membership would continue to be fundamental to US policies.

    "The president assured Prime Minister Cameron that, in spite of the outcome, the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, along with the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO, remain vital cornerstones of US foreign, security and economic policy," the release stated on Friday.

    Counting votes in the UK referendum on EU membership, in Manchester
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    Counting votes in the UK referendum on EU membership, in Manchester

    Barack Obama and Angela Merkel agreed to reiterate commitment to strong NATO ties following Brexit during the upcoming alliance summit in Poland, the White House said in a press release on Friday.

    "The leaders also noted that they looked forward to the opportunity to underscore the strength and enduring bond of transatlantic ties at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland, July 8-9," the White House stated.

    G7 and Financial Stability After Brexit

    Obama and Merkel also agreed that G7 economic teams will closely coordinate to ensure financial stability after Brexit vote.

    "The two leaders agreed that the economic and financial teams of the G-7 partners will coordinate closely to ensure all are focused on financial stability and economic growth," the White House stated.

    Britain Says 'Cheerio' to EU (463)


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