LONDON, March 29 Britain aims to reach an
agreement on its future relationship with the European Union
within the two years set out under Article 50 of the bloc's
Lisbon Treaty, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.
"It is our aim to deliver a smooth and orderly Brexit,
reaching an agreement about our future partnership by the time
the two-year Article 50 process has concluded," May told
She said she hoped there would then be a "phased process of
implementation" in which both sides prepare for the new
May also acknowledged there would be consequences for
Britain in leaving the bloc and said she wanted to forge the
closest possible security relationship with the EU.
(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison)