Germany’s Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that the EU and Britain have a shared interest in retaining close security ties after Brexit. Speaking ahead of the annual Munich Security Conference, the leader of the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, said she wanted to keep Britain in the ‘E3’ group, which also includes Germany and France.
“It is important to me that the UK remains involved for common security in Europe, even if it is no longer part of the EU,”Kramp-Karrenbauer told Reuters.
“I want to continue to involve the UK closely through the E3 format,” she said. The three countries have cooperated, among other things, on policy towards Iran’s nuclear program.
The call for cooperation from Berlin came despite London paring back its delegation to the Munich conference, the so-called ‘Davos for defense’.