LONDON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially approved Britain's exit from the European Union, dubbed Brexit, after signing the withdrawal agreement which comes into force next Friday.
In a statement, the prime minister described the occassion as a "fantastic moment, which finally delivers the result of the 2016 referendum and brings to an end far too many years of argument and division.
"We can now move forward as one country - with a government focused upon delivering better public services, greater opportunity and unleashing the potential of every corner of our brilliant United Kingdom, while building a strong new relationship with the EU as friends and sovereign equals." (end)
Despite the agreeing coming into force after January, the UK will enter a transition period until 31 December 2020.
During this time the UK's trade relationship with the EU will remain unchanged, as both sides negotiate a new deal alongside others for matters such as law enforcement, data sharing and security. (end)