Britain hopes to establish "the closest possible relationship" with the European Union after it leaves the bloc, outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron says.
"I’ll be explaining that Britain will be leaving the European Union.But I want that process to be as constructive as possible and I hope that the outcome can be as constructive as possible," Cameron said as he arrived at a Brussels summit.
"Because, of course, while we are leaving the EU, we mustn't turn our backs on Europe. These countries are our neighbours, our friends, our allies, our partners," he added.
"I very much hope we’ll seek the closest possible relationship in terms of trade and cooperation and security, because that is good for us and good for them," he concluded.