Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L) shake hands during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019. Neil Hall/Pool via Reuters
BIARRITZ, France (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his meeting with counterpart Boris Johnson had left him convinced that the British leader could deliver Brexit, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a G7 summit.
When asked if he believed Johnson could deliver Brexit he said: “I tell you, sat in that room with him this morning you would be absolutely convinced of it.”
He also said that he hoped a trade deal with Britain could be done in less than a year, but cautioned that any agreement must be right for both sides, and said he did not want to create an arbitrary deadline.
Reporting by William James; editing by Alistair Smout