UN chief on Brexit: ''When we work together, we are stronger''

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expects Britain to continue its leadership at the world body particularly on development issues after the country, a Security Council veto power, voted to leave the European Union.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016, 19:26 PM IST

New York: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expects Britain to continue its leadership at the world body particularly on development issues after the country, a Security Council veto power, voted to leave the European Union.

"At the U.N., we look forward to continuing our work with the United Kingdom and the European Union, both important partners," Ban`s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement on Friday. "When we work together, we are stronger."

He said that as Britain and the European Union begin to negotiate a departure, Ban "trusts in Europe`s well-proven history of pragmatism and common responsibility in the interest of European citizens."