Boris Johnson, ex-mayor of London, is appointed a Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by the new UK Prime Minister Theresa May on July 13.
Johnson was a key figure in Brexit campaign last month. His role in negotiations on the future relations with EU is likely to be restricted, since as expected Theresa May is going to create a new ministerial position for issues of British exit from the EU.
Boris Johnson said:
“I think Theresa made a wonderful speech this afternoon about her ambitions for the country and how she saw the Conservative government taking Britain forward. I completely agree with her sentiments and about opportunity, about giving people better life chances. Clearly now we have a massive opportunity in this country to make a great success of our relationship with Europe and with the world and I’m very excited to be asked to play a part in that.”