Brexit official: Latvians in Britain will keep their rights

RIGA, Latvia (AP) " Britain's top official negotiating an exit from the European Union says Latvian citizens in Britain will "have all the rights they have now" after Brexit.

Secretary David Davis says Britain would give "not just the residence rights, that's public services, it's health care, it's all the normal rights that we would give to our own citizens".

Davis spoke Tuesday after meeting with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.

More than 100,000 citizens from the Baltic country of 2 million live in Britain.

So far Britain and the EU have yet to ensure that 3 million EU nationals living in the U.K. " and 1 million Britons living in other parts of the bloc " can stay, despite repeated assertions by both sides that people shouldn't be used as leverage.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 29 Apr 2017 00:44:17 Processing Time: 400ms