MADRID, Jan. 24 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, signed this Friday the Brexit agreement and stressed that this “proclaims a new chapter” in the history of the European country.
“Today I signed the UK Withdrawal Agreement to leave the European Union on January 31, honoring the democratic mandate of the British people,” he said, in a message posted on his account on the social network Twitter.
Thus, he has indicated that “the firm is a fantastic moment, which finally makes the result of the 2016 referendum a reality and puts an end to too many years of discussions and divisions,” the British television network BBC reported.
“Now we can move forward with a united country, with a government focused on guaranteeing better public services, greater opportunities and unleashing the potential of every corner of the bright United Kingdom,” he said.
In this sense, the British 'premier' has stressed that the authorities will seek to “build a new and strong relationship with the EU, as friends and equal sovereigns.”
The agreement had been signed early in the day by the president of the European Commission, Úrsula der Leyen, and the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, after which he was transferred by train to London.
“Things will inevitably change, but our friendship will remain. We begin a new chapter as partners and allies. I hope we write this new page together,” Michel said through Twitter after signing.
Johnson's signature marks a new step in the ratification process, following the approval of the agreement by the House of Commons on January 9. The European Parliament is expected to vote on the pact on January 29.
During the day on Friday, the European External Action Service has announced that Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida will be the head of the European Union delegation in the United Kingdom from February 1, the first day in which London It will already be outside the community block.