British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson says military cooperation with the US is set to reach “new heights” after leaving the European Union (EU).
Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum on Monday, Williamson said the UK military was planning to expand its global reach after Brexit and the US played a central role in its plans for the future.
“The UK has been with the US through thick and thin – we share values and stand together in global leadership. The UK is not slipping back to our shores but is in fact stepping out,” he said.
“Our budget is rising year-on-year, boosted by more than a billion dollars to invest in Armed Forces, and in 2019 we are poised to take our great relationship to even greater heights,” the minister added.
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