In a new future partnership paper, the UK government has stated its intention to offer a deep security partnership with the EU post-Brexit in light of increasing global threats.

The UK government today claimed it will offer to contribute military assets to EU operations, cooperate on sanctions and agree joint positions on foreign policy as part of a deep security partnership with the EU after Brexit.

The paper reveals that the UK allegedly hopes to use its “assets, capabilities and influence to combat the shared challenges facing the continent” in a close security partnership with the EU after Brexit. Such challenges were cited as illegal migration, terrorism and cyber and state-based threats.

The paper lays out Britain’s desire to build a new partnership with the EU that goes beyond existing third country arrangements and that reflects the two parties’ shared interests and democratic values of upholding peace.

Finally, the paper discusses the UK's recent military cooperation with the EU on tackling piracy off the Horn of Africa as well as other joint defence projects with the EU.