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    Oliver Robbins was appointed to head the new EU unit within the UK Cabinet Office.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A permanent secretary was appointed to head the new EU unit within the UK Cabinet Office, set up to carry out civil service work on Brexit, the UK government said in a statement Wednesday.

    "Oliver Robbins has been appointed as the head of the new EU Unit in the Cabinet Office. Oliver will have responsibility for supporting Cabinet in the examination of options for our future relationship outside the EU, with Europe, and the rest of the world as well as responsibility for the wider European and Global Issues Secretariat," the statement read.

    The unit was created on Monday in response to the June 23 vote to leave the European Union.

    The body was set up to secure the best position for the United Kingdom in the negotiations on leaving the European Union. The unit will report to the cabinet and inform the future prime minister on the details of the negotiations process.

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