Prime Minister Speaks to Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has spoken by phone to Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, to discuss matters of interest to the two nations.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said in a statement:

“The leaders discussed the situation in the Middle East and agreed on the need for continued engagement and dialogue to deescalate tensions.

They committed to working together to strengthen our bilateral relationship, including by agreeing an ambitious free trade deal after the UK leaves the EU.

Finally the leaders underlined the importance of our ongoing cooperation to tackle climate change, ahead of COP26 in Glasgow later this year.”

Boris Johnson Speaks to Prime Minister of New Zealand

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, has spoken to Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, by phone to discuss matters of interests to the two countries, including trade, climate change and Brexit.

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:

“The leaders discussed their shared commitment to an ambitious free trade agreement between the UK and New Zealand at the earliest opportunity.

Prime Minister Johnson and Prime Minister Ardern also discussed other issues of shared importance, including climate change and maintaining momentum in tackling terrorist use of the internet.

Prime Minister Johnson also updated Prime Minister Ardern on developments in the UK’s exit from the European Union. He confirmed that we want to leave the EU with a deal but we are committed to leaving on 31 October whatever the circumstances.”