Tim Cook talks Brexit with U.K. prime minister


The staff at the Apple Buchanan Street store give Tim Cook a warm welcome.
The staff at the Apple Buchanan Street store give Tim Cook a warm welcome.
Photo: Tim Cook/Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tour of western Europe continued today with a pit stop at Downing Street to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.

Cook was in the country to accept an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow, but took a break from the fun to discuss some serious topics with May, such as the impending Brexit and Apple’s investment in the country.

Full details of the meeting were not disclosed. A rep for the prime minister told Business Insider that the meeting was a very positive and useful discussion: “Apple have made a recent announcement about their investment in the UK and [Tim Cook and Theresa May] had a conversation around that and the importance of government and business on digital skills which going forward will clearly be a huge part of the future industry.”

The meeting offered a chance for May to welcome Apple’s investment in the U.K. as well as talk about plans for negotiating the country’s exit from the European Union.

Cook’s trip has included stops in Marseille, Paris, Berlin, Glasgow and London visiting Apple Stores, developers, artists and more. During a Q&A at the University of Glasgow, Cook slammed President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, noting that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a son of Syrian immigrants.