LONDON, April 28 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe said on Friday that the world economy needed a smooth Brexit
and that he had asked Prime Minister Theresa May to ensure an
orderly environment for businesses as the United Kingdom exits
the European Union.
"The United Kingdom finds itself in the midst of major
changes as it moves towards exiting the EU," Abe said through a
translator at Chequers, the country house of the British prime
"It is important for the global economy that Brexit takes
place smoothly and successfully," he said. "I evaluate highly
the fact that the UK is focusing on securing transparency,
predictability and introducing a transition period."
He added that he had requested May ensure a stable
environment for businesses, including Japanese businesses.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)