Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with Estonia’s Prime Minister Juri Ratas (not pictured) at Downing Street in London, Britain, August 6, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/ Pool via REUTERS
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stressed the importance of a smooth transition out of the European Union “whatever the circumstances” to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a call last week, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The prime minister was clear on the importance of Japanese investment in the UK, and the need to ensure a smooth transition for businesses through the UK’s exit from the EU, whatever the circumstances,” the Downing Street statement said.
Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper