The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, plans to travel to France to meet with President Emmanuel Macron over the next few weeks.
The French news network “France 24” quoted on Friday, a French presidential official said that Macron had invited Johnson, during a phone call yesterday, congratulated him on his position as Prime Minister of Britain, and confirmed his desire to establish close French-British relations, reflecting his hope to strengthen defense and economic ties after Britain’s exit from the European Union, he said.
The French official added that although the two sides avoided addressing the issue of leaving the bloc of concern, but agreed that it will be discussed in the next few weeks.
The network said it was not clear until now the date of the meeting between Macron and Johnson, who is due to visit France to attend the summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations, to be held in the town of Biarritz between August 24-26.
Macron considered the Brexit case as a case of self-harm committed by Britain, and he has always strongly criticized Johnson personally, adding that the new British prime minister insists on his desire to renegotiate the former Prime Minister Teresa May’s over the past two years, which has seen only a rejection by the British House of Commons legislators three times, but the European Union has already said it will not reopen negotiations on the conditions of the departure of Britain.