British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that EU citizens living and working in the United Kingdom can remain in the country after Brexit.
The prime minister made the remarks during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, England.
PM May stated that Great Britain will withdraw from the European Union in March 2019, following a two-year transition period that will extend the process until 2021.
The prime minister expressed hope that her party can reach an agreement that serves the interests of both Great Britain and the EU during Brexit negotiations.
Prime Minister May said that she is aware of the insecurity and the nervousness of foreign EU citizens caused by the process of withdrawal.
“It cannot be emphasized enough that you (EU citizens) contributed to the way of life of our country and we welcome you with pleasure," she said.
The prime minister hoped the delegation dealing with the withdrawal negotiations would soon reach an agreement because the government wants foreign citizens to stay in Great Britain.
Meanwhile, David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, said that he hopes to reach a satisfying agreement with the Union about the EU-withdrawal conditions.
He added that if there are any issues with the current offer, the UK does have a contingency plan.