Tiago Brandão Rodrigues told reporters “we should respect the will of all Britons. We also need to understand that a referendum measures a moment and not a process, but we now need to attentively look at this whole process, with concern, but above all, draw the necessary conclusions and see how this develops.”

The Portuguese Education Minister spent the past five years doing oncology research at Cambridge University and at 38, changed the institution for politics in Portugal.

“Personally, the UK always treated me well and I believe that it will always treat all Portuguese and the Portuguese community in the same way”, with Tiago Brandão Rodrigues adding that “we need to see what will happen in next few months.”