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Britain will not turn away from the world after the Brexit vote

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 08:21 GMT, Sep 21, 2016 |
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Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday (September 20) Britain will not turn away from the world after the unexpected Brexit vote and will remain at the heart of international affairs.

“When the British people voted to leave the EU, they did not vote to turn inwards or walk away from any of our partners in the world,” May said in her first address to the United Nations General Assembly.

She said Britain would remain an “outward-facing, global partner at the heart of international efforts to secure peace and prosperity for all our people.”

“My pledge to this United Nations is simple: the U.K. will be confident, strong and dependable partner internationally true to the universal values that we share together,” she added. May also said Britain would increase its security support for Somalia to help fight Al Shabaab militants.