Tusk says that the 27 remaining countries in the EU want a ''close and strong future relationship'' with London, but also solid guarantees for the roughly five million Brexit affected citizens. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The European Union will only be able to conclude talks on Britain's exit if it stays united, which means the bloc's unity is in Britain's interest, the chairman of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Saturday (April 29). Speaking to reporters before an EU summit to approve EU guidelines for negotiations with Britain, Tusk repeated the 27 countries remaining in the EU wanted a "close and strong future relationship" with London. Tusk said the EU wanted solid guarantees for all citizens and their families who will be affected by Brexit in Britain and in the EU -- a total of around five million people. Tusk said this position had strong support from all EU institutions and the 27 governments.