Brussels (AFP) - The European Parliament on Tuesday urged Britain to immediately trigger the divorce process from the European Union after the shock referendum vote by British voters to leave the bloc.
Belgium's prime minister on Tuesday urged British companies wanting to continue trading with the European Union to move to Belgium after the British vote to quit the bloc. "I believe that 20 percent of the British companies are ready to move out of the country," Charles Michel told Belgian state broadcaster Radio 1. "If they do, I would prefer if they came to Belgium, Flanders, Wallonia or Brussels and not, for example, the Netherlands," Michel said.
Britain's decision to leave the European Union will not affect relations with Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday. "We don't believe that the exit of Britain from the EU will have a major impact on our relationship with Great Britain," al-Jubeir told reporters at a news conference in Paris.