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 Secretary Boris Johnson at the Munich Security Conference
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?’
Also appearing on the same panel was Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders who said that the was "deeply convinced" that there were "movements in my country that want to destroy the West".
Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the Munich Security Conference
Mr Johnson continued: “We have seen the unadulterated triumph of what you might broadly call Western values, Western technology, Western culture and indeed Western economic thinking.”
Mr Johnson’s comments come after both he and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, who is also attending the conference, launched a new framework for the UK’s defence engagement overseas, which committed the country to increasing co-operation with partners across the globe.
In effect this means the UK is stepping up its global commitments and leadership in international organisations, including both the United Nations and Nato.
Sir Michael Fallon said: “Whether it’s by increasing our military expertise in the Middle East, training Nigerian forces in maritime security, or RAF Typhoons exercising over South Korea, Britain is committed to working internationally to protect our people and interests.”
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Boris Johnson with the Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko
Boris Johnson arrives on stage at the Munich Security Conference
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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 said: “The International Defence Engagement Strategy ensures we get the best value from our brilliant and brave Armed Forces and world-class Diplomatic Service, enabling them to deliver security and prosperity for the British people.
“This is about sending a clear signal of the UK’s intent as a dynamic, agile, cutting-edge global power.”