Johnson and Scholz highlight the importance of the London-Berlin relationship

This content was published on December 22, 2021 – 7:15pm

London, 22 Dec (EFE).- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on his recent appointment on Wednesday, during a conversation in which the two stressed the importance of relations between London and Berlin.

The two leaders stressed the need to work together on areas such as foreign policy, climate change and trade, a Downing Street spokesman, Johnson’s official office, said after the conversation.

During talks this afternoon, they discussed the situation on the Ukrainian border and agreed to maintain contact with Russia to “improve the situation and prevent future aggression.”

They also discussed the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic in their respective countries.

The UK will hand over leadership of the G7 rich group of nations to Germany in January and hopes that during 2022 it will “build on the progress made under the UK presidency,” according to Downing Street.

Regarding negotiations on the controversial Protocol to Northern Ireland, which came into effect in January and Britain aspires to renegotiate with the European Union, conservative Johnson conveyed to social democrat Scholz his hope that very real problems are currently underway. will be completed, leading to the implementation of “the agreement on the territory of the United Kingdom. EFE

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