October 2, 2016 / 2:16 PM / 2 years ago

EU's Tusk welcomes UK statement on Brexit timing

LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said Britain’s statement on the timing of EU exit talks brought “welcome clarity” to the situation.

European Council President Donald Tusk delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the victims of Babyn Yar (Babi Yar), one of the biggest single massacres of Jews during the Nazi Holocaust, in Kiev, Ukraine, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that Britain would trigger the two-year process to the leave the European Union by the end of March.

On his Twitter feed, Tusk said that the other 27 EU states would engage to safeguard their interests once Article 50 was formally triggered.

Editing by Keith Weir

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