The Head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said that there is no sense in delaying commencement of the process of United Kingdom (UK)’s exit from the European Union (EU).
He said this amid calls for Britain to begin negotiating its exit “immediately.”
CNN reports that the six founding members of the EU will meet in Berlin this weekend to discuss the speed and strategy of Britain’s exit after Fridays’ referendum result.
“Britons decided (on Thursday) that they want to leave the European Union, so it doesn’t make any sense to wait until October to try to negotiate the terms of their departure,” Juncker said.
“I would like to get started immediately.”
Juncker added that the separation was “not an amicable divorce”, insisting “it was not exactly a tight love affair anyway.”
The talks will likely heap more pressure on Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron, who had championed the Remain campaign that lost out 52% to 48%.
Britain’s European Commissioner Jonathan Hill announced Saturday that he will stand down from his role following the country’s decision to leave.
Cameron, who announced he will resign from his role as UK Prime minister in the aftermath of the result, had declared no negotiations would happen before a new leader is installed in October.