the British foreign office instructed its diplomats to take an independent position, follows from the instructions of the foreign Ministry, which was in the newspaper the Sunday Times.
In the telegram, sent to the British diplomatic mission in the United Kingdom last week, said that diplomats have on international summits to sit separately from their colleagues in the EU and in General – to take a position [of representatives] independent, self-confident country.
In an interview with Sky News, the Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Dominic Raab said that this is not a pose, but the real position of the British foreign Ministry. However, Britain is ready to continue cooperation with European colleagues on any topic: from the Iranian nuclear program to the coronavirus.
31 January, the UK withdrew from the EU after 47 years of membership.