REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT AND CONVERSATION WITH MARK ZUCKERBERG AND ENTREPRENEURS (June 24)

(Brexit excerpt)
…But I do want to begin by offering some opening thoughts
about the time in which we gather here today.  And I’m going to
start with the British people’s decision to leave the European
Union, the vote that took place yesterday.
Just a few hours ago, I spoke with Prime Minister David
Cameron.  David has been an outstanding friend and partner on
the global stage.  And based on our conversation, I'm confident
that the UK is committed to an orderly transition out of the
EU.  We agreed that our economic and financial teams will remain
in close contact as we stay focused on ensuring economic growth
and financial stability.  I then spoke to Chancellor Merkel of
Germany, and we agreed that the United States and our European
allies will work closely together in the weeks and months
ahead.
I do think that yesterday's vote speaks to the ongoing
changes and challenges that are raised by globalization.  But
while the UK’s relationship with the EU will change, one thing
that will not change is the special relationship that exists
between our two nations.  That will endure.  The EU will remain
one of our indispensable partners.  Our NATO alliance will
remain a cornerstone of global security.  And in a few weeks
we’ll be meeting in Warsaw for the NATO Summit.  And our shared
values — including our commitment to democracy and pluralism,
and opportunity for all people in a globalized world — that
will continue to unite all of us.   And that is the work that
brings us here today…