French President Francois Hollande waits for a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe(reuters_tickers)
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande will visit Germany next week to work on joint initiatives for the European Union, whatever the outcome of Thursday's British referendum is, the French leader said on Wednesday.
We will "work jointly on how to relaunch the EU," Hollande told reporters after meeting Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Paris.
Hollande, who met with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico earlier in the day, said he had also talked with European Council President Donald Tusk and would speak with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Britons vote whether to stay inside the EU in a referendum on Thursday.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Leigh Thomas)