Brussels: Britain would retain its position in Nato despite the change in the EU's political landscape, said its secretary general on Friday after Britons voted to withdraw from the European Union. "The British people have decided to leave the European Union," Xinhua news agency quoted Secretary General of Nato Jens Stoltenberg as saying. "As it defines the next chapter in its relationship with the EU, I know that Britain's position in Nato will remain unchanged," he said. He stressed that Britain would still be a strong and committed Nato ally, and would continue to play its leading role in the alliance. "Today, as we face more instability and uncertainty, Nato is more important than ever as a platform for cooperation among European allies, and between Europe and North America," he said.