UK to support countries committed to EU accession

Addressing ‘security and migration in Turkey,” among UK commitments, Foreign and Commonwealth Office tells Anadolu Agency

UK to support countries committed to EU accession

World Bulletin / News Desk

 The U.K. will continue "supporting countries committed to the accession process", a government statement said Thursday.

“The UK remains committed to driving reform, embedding stability and addressing shared challenges such as security and migration in Turkey,” according to a statement by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to Anadolu Agency.

It followed a European Parliament motion that advised a halt to accession talks between the European Union and Turkey.

“The UK will continue to support countries committed to the accession process in meeting the necessary requirements,” it said.

Turkey earlier slammed the motion as Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said: "This decision does not have any importance for us."

The U.K. government statement added: “As and when candidate countries have met the requirements for accession in full, it will be for those countries and European Union members at the time to decide on membership.

“That point remains some way off,” the statement said.

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