Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he is confident the UK will be "just fine" after Brexit as he reiterated the firm's intention to continue investing in the country.
Cook made the comments during an interview with Good Morning Britain at a classroom at Woodbury Down primary school in North London as part of his recent European tour of schools, universities and Apple Stores.
He said that he had told prime minister Theresa May that Apple remains committed to the UK and cited a new headquarters being built in London as proof of this.
"I told prime minister we are very optimistic about the UK's future. We are double downing on a huge headquarters in the Battersea area, and we are leaving significant space there to expand and so we are a big believer in UK. The UK will be just fine," he said.
Cook also touched on the resident controversy of president Donald Trump's immigration ban, saying that business in the US like Apple benefit by allowing talent from all over the world to find a home in America.
"He's our president but on the issue of immigration we support sort of a broad immigration, particularly high-skilled folks, and I think this is so important for the world. We are better because we are a diverse company."
During his visit to the school in North London Cook was involved in a lesson that saw children using iPads and learning coding skills, and he said he believes this is something all schools worldwide need to work towards.
"We think coding should be required in every classroom in the world, it gets kids a lot more engaged because they are living in a digital world - we are all living in a digital world," he said.
He underlined though that it was important that teachers are at the heart of this: "The kids are engaged like never before, the teacher is still the centre of the classroom."
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