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It would make no sense for emigrants in the United Kingdom to give up their Lithuanian passports and become British citizens, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says as Brexit talks are about to start.
Lithuanian passport
Lithuanian passport
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"It makes absolutely no sense to rush and change one's citizenship, because having an EU citizenship really gives one more advantages," Grybauskaitė said in an interview broadcast on LRT Radio on Thursday.

"A Lithuanian passport will allow one to travel across Europe and to continue to have social guarantees and a full-fledged life in Britain," the president said.

"For Lithuania, it is really very important to ensure that our citizens in the United Kingdom are not discriminated against and that all citizens keep their rights and social guarantees," she added.

The European Union and Britain expect to negotiate a Brexit deal within two years.

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