PARIS, June 13 French President Emmanuel Macron
said on Tuesday that the door of the European Union remains open
to the United Kingdom as long as negotiations for Britain to
leave the EU are not concluded, but it would be difficult to
walk back once negotiations start.
Macron said in a joint news conference with UK Prime
Minister Theresa May in the presidential palace's garden that he
wished Brexit negotiations should start as soon as possible,
lead by the European Commission.
"The door of course is still open as long as Brexit
negotiations have not been concluded, but a sovereign decision
to leave the EU has been taken and I respect that decision,"
The two leaders were meeting in Paris for a working dinner
before together attending a France vs England friendly soccer
match at the Stade de France stadium in Paris.
(Reporting by Michel Rose; Writing by Bate Felix)