September 22, 2017 / 2:40 PM / a year ago

May says will honour EU budget commitments during period of EU membership

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain will honour its budget commitments made during the period of its EU’s membership during.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a speech in Complesso Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jeff J Mitchell/Pool

“I do not want our partners to fear that they will need to pay more or receive less over the remainder of the current budget plan as a result of our decision to leave,” May said.

“The UK will honour commitments we have made during the period of our membership.”

Reporting by William James and Isla Binnie in Florence; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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