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.”