In April, the Ambassador visited Lyon to talk about Brexit and address some of the consequent uncertainties that are affecting British and French communities living on either side of the Channel. He will be visiting again on 13 September to follow up on this discussion.
The Brexit negotiations formally began on 19 June, in a constructive atmosphere. One of the first areas of discussion was citizens’ rights, and you may have seen that Prime Minister Theresa May has set out details of the UK’s position on this. It remains a key objective to give certainty to the three million EU citizens living in Britain, and to agree with the EU a reciprocal deal which gives guarantees to British citizens living in the European Union. We know how important this is for all the British and French citizens who bring so much to both countries.
If you are interested in hearing from the Ambassador and were/or were not able to attend the last session, please contact Emily.Farrow@fco.gov.uk to secure your place. Due to space constraints, we only have the capacity to host 40 people. It is a priority for the Ambassador to meet and talk with Brits living in the region, so the event will be in English.