British ambassador to hand Brexit letter to EU

Updated 2017-03-29 17:50:06 Xinhua
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A policeman stands guard at 10 Downing Street in London March 29, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the Article 50 letter to officially begin Britain's exit from the European Union, nine months after the country voted to leave the EU in a referendum, local media said. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

European Council President Donald Tusk said Wednesday that he will be handed a Brexit notification letter on the same day, which marks the official beginning of Britain's exit from the EU.

“At 13:20 today (11:20 GMT), UK #Brexit notification letter (article 50) will be handed to me by (British) Ambassador Tim Barrow,” Tusk tweeted.

Tusk will make a statement at 13:45 (11:45 GMT) on the notification letter, according to his weekly schedule posted on his Twitter account.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the notification letter.

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