U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain’s departure from the European Union may bring “difficult times” to the country.
“I think we must be prepared for the fact that there may be some difficult times ahead,” she said. “But what I am is optimistic.”
May said her administration wants to “emphasize” its role in the world, including making new deals.
“We want to be an independent Britain, forging out own way in the world,” she said.
President Barack Obama met with May ahead of the summit to discuss the new leader’s plans as it exits the European Union.
“The bottom line is that we don’t have a stronger political partner anywhere in the world than the United Kingdom,” Obama told reporters. “Despite the turbulence of political events over the last several months, we have every intention to making sure that that continues.”
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