Brexit process to formally begin

The process for Britain’s exit from the European Union will formally  begin March 29, the British government said Monday.

According to USA TODAY, Sir Tim Barrow, the country’s permanent representative to the EU, told the office of European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain planned to trigger Article 50 of the EU Treaty.

“We are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation,” Brexit Secretary David Davis said in a statement Monday. “The Government is clear in its aims: a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe – a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union,”

A majority of Britons voted to leave the EU at a referendum in June 2016.