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Government welcomes May’s appointment as British PM

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Prague, July 13 (CTK) – The Czech government welcomes the fact that the period of uncertainty following the Brexit referendum has been shortened by the appointment of Theresa May as the new British prime minister, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka said in his statement sent to CTK on Wednesday.

Sobotka said he thought that May, who assumed office in the evening, would soon announce Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) and that constructive talks could start.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us since we must negotiate both the conditions of Britain’s exit from the EU and the future new form of relations between Britons and the EU,” Sobotka said.

He added that he believed the cooperation between the Czech Republic and Britain as well as between the EU and Britain would continue in the economic and security areas.

“I wish Prime Minister May a lot of strength in her new role and I firmly believe that she will lead her country responsibly through the uneasy period connected with Brexit,” Sobotka said.

May, 59, has become the second woman in the post of PM in the history of Britain after Margaret Thatcher (in office 1979-90).

Queen Elizabeth II formally assigned May with the post in the evening. She replaced David Cameron who resigned in reaction to the result of the June referendum in which most Britons voted for the departure from the EU.

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