The U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union (EU) will be "bad news" for the country itself more than for anyone else, according to the governor of France's central bank.
"Obviously Brexit is bad news, first and foremost for the U.K.," François Villeroy de Galhau, who also sits on the European Central Bank's (ECB) governing council told CNBC on Wednesday.
"But our priority (as central banks) is to reduce uncertainty and to foster confidence and this is what we did among central banks. The Bank of England, with the ECB and other G-7 (Group of 7) banks, helped to absorb the financial shocks (of the vote)," Villeroy said on Wednesday, speaking to CNBC in Paris.
"Our other priorities are enhancing the euro, which is our collective asset, and preparing the new negotiations between the U.K. and Europe which we know will be the key to reducing uncertainty as quickly as possible," he said.