Saturday 29th April, 2017
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LONDON, U.K. - After British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled that she would trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, paving the way for official Brexit talks - Britain will sign a new defence pact with Germany.

In a bid to reassure EU leaders, that Britain will continue to co-operatate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols - the Prime Minister signaled that Britain will play a significant role in European security after Brexit. 

Further, in a statement, the U.K. defence ministry said that the department was working with Germany “on a joint vision statement on future co-operation.”

Even the German Defense ministry confirmed that it was working on joint projects. 

The ministry said, “Independent of the effects of Brexit, Great Britain remains a strong partner and ally in Nato and also bilaterally." 

Further, reports noted that Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon spoke to a number of EU countries about building up military links.

The deal with Germany is expected after May triggers Article 50 at the end of this month. 

Talks on a possible deal came to light after British troops began a long-term deployment to Estonia on Saturday.

Further, reports on the new defence deal also comes in light of U.S. President Donald Trump recent accusation that Germany is not spending enough on defence, during his first meeting with Merkel on Friday. 

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