“How sweet it is!”
Following are reactions from world leaders and politicians on Friday to Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union:
EUROPEAN COUNCIL PRESIDENT DONALD TUSK
"We are determined to keep our unity as 27 ... I will propose that we start a period of wider reflection on the future of our union."
GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER:
"The news from Britain is really sobering. It looks like a sad day for Europe and Britain."
FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER JEAN-MARC AYRAULT
... said he was "sad for the United Kingdom". "Europe will continue but it must react and rediscover the confidence of its peoples. It's urgent."
GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER WOLFGANG SCHAEUBLE
"I had hoped for a different result. Now we must look forward and deal with this situation ...
"The EU process for an exit from the European Union is clearly defined and will be applied. Europe will stand together now."
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