Trump, in phone call, congratulates Johnson on becoming British PM

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets graduates from a West Midlands Police coaching centre in Birmingham, Britain July 26, 2019. Jack Hill/Pool by means of REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Boris Johnson on becoming British High minister in a telephone name on Friday and mentioned work had already begun on a U.S.-British free change agreement.

Trump advised journalists in the Oval Administrative Center he had just gotten off the cellphone with Johnson.

“I congratulated him and he’s all set to move,” said Trump.

Johnson succeeded Theresa May as High minister earlier this week and made clear to the european Union he’ll be taking a tougher method to negotiating a revision of the Brexit divorce deal that will failed to deliver.

Trump stated their two governments have been already engaged on a free alternate agreement considered as an important to lend a hand Britain once a Brexit deal takes position.

“They agreed that Brexit bargains an unparalleled probability to strengthen the economic partnership between the united kingdom and u.s.a.,” said a British govt observation.

It said the leaders “both expressed their dedication to handing over an formidable free exchange settlement and to starting negotiations as soon as that you can think of after the uk leaves the EUROPEAN.”

The Two leaders additionally mentioned current tensions with Iran, following the up to date seizure of a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

“They ended by means of taking a look ahead to seeing each different at the G7 summit in Biarritz subsequent month,” the remark mentioned.

Reporting via Steve Holland in Washington and Man Faulconbridge in London; Enhancing by way of Tom Brown

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