"Of course, we are sorry for the result of the UK referendum but the EU of 27 will continue its course. As the German chancellor, I have not changed my stance on EU’s trade talks with Mercosur in light of the British vote," Merkel told reporters.
The chancellor was speaking at a joint press conference with Argentina's visiting President Mauricio Macri in Berlin. Argentina is a member of the subregional bloc, alongside Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The European Union has been in talks with the five nations since 2010 to try and clinch a biregional association agreement, but the agricultural issue remains a major hurdle, Merkel admitted Tuesday.