Munich — Britain’s exit from the EU will not affect security co-operation with its Nato allies France and Germany, given the growing external threats to the continent’s stability, the intelligence chiefs of the three countries said on Friday. “The chiefs ... said that all three services would continue to be close allies in jointly protecting Europe from threats such as Islamism, terrorism, organised crime or cyber-attacks,” the heads of Germany’s Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), France’s Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE) and Britain’s MI6 said in a rare joint statement. “This would also hold true ... in view of Brexit,” they said after meeting at the Munich Security Conference. Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29. Last month, the British parliament rejected a withdrawal agreement reached by UK and EU negotiators, raising the possibility of a disruptive no-deal Brexit that could harm trade and other ties. Britain and the EU have pledged to continue co-operation...

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