Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the Munich Security Conference
The 52-year-old who was a key figure in the pro-Brexit campaign, told a high-level audience of world leaders and foreign and defence heads at a security conference to” Give Donald Trump a chance”.
The conference is being held in Munich with around 30 world leaders as well as 80 foreign and defence ministers attending.
Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the Munich Security Conference
Boris Johnson with the Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko
Boris Johnson arrives on stage at the Munich Security Conference
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in pictures
Thu, July 21, 2016
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends his first EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels to discuss the issues in Turkey, Syria, and the Middle East.
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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson addresses the press after a meeting with the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault at Quai d'Orsay on July 28, 2016 in Paris, France
Mr Johnson also said that despite the UK leaving the European Union (EU) in the future it would still remain loyal to its European partners.
He said: “Does Brexit mean the end of the EU? Emphatically not. We’ll leave the EU but remain supportive of our European partner.”
He was appearing on a panel discussion alongside US Senator John McCain and others under the title of ‘The Future of the West: Downfall or Comeback?’
More to follow.