Likely to visit Northern Ireland, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to take up the matter of strength of the union between Britain’s constituent nations and also promise a strong rebound from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Also, the two sides will discuss their experiences in handling the virus and dealing with its economic and societal impact.
“As the country begins to get back on its feet in the wake of Coronavirus, we cannot simply strive to rebuild, but we must commit to building back stronger than ever,” said Mr. Johnson in a statement.
This would be the first visit to the region since the COVID-19 pandemic and comes as Mr. Johnson’s move to firm up ties that were adversely affected by several years of acrimonious Brexit negotiations. Also, this will be the first time that he will meet Ireland’s new Prime Minister Micheal Martin since the formation of a new Irish coalition government in June this year.