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.”