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Scotland: Theresa May to Visit Edinburgh on Friday to Discuss Brexit

© Flickr / First Minister of ScotlandFirst Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon - Sputnik International
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said Thursday that UK Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to visit the regional capital of Edinburgh to discuss the situation following a June referendum on London's EU membership.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon - Sputnik International
Scotland Wants Key Role in Brexit Negotiations in Order to Remain in EU
LONDON (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, Sturgeon said that she wanted "direct talks" with May, who became new country's prime minister succeeding David Cameron, to discuss the Brexit negotiations.

"We'll meet here in Edinburgh tomorrow morning and I hope that it will be a constructive discussion. It's no secret to anybody that Theresa May and I hold very different political views and we've got perhaps different views on what should happen now in terms of the Brexit vote," Sturgeon said on Thursday, as quoted by the Scottish Television.

On June 23, the referendum was held in the United Kingdom, in which 51.9 percent of voters supported the country withdrawing from the European Union. At the same time Scotland, as well as Northern Ireland backed retaining membership of the 28-nation bloc, while England and Wales backed Brexit.

In June, Sturgeon pledged to secure a special status for Scotland in relations with the European Union after the Brexit referendum.

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