Foreign Affairs Minister hopes to rebuild partnership with UK after Prime Minister election

The Foreign Affairs Minister is hopeful of rebuilding Ireland’s partnership with the UK once it elects a new British Prime Minister.

Simon Coveney’s UK counterpart, Liz Truss, and Rishi Sunak will face a vote of the Conservative Party members, with the winner taking over from Boris Johnson.

The Minister is in Belfast today to meet Stormont parties, except the DUP as its leader Jeffrey Donaldson is in London.

Simon Coveney says the government will work with the new Prime Minister no matter who wins:

“Of course, we hope that that the Prime Minister won’t pursue a strategy of breaking international law and breaking their word to to Ireland and the EU. We spent many years trying to put together that withdrawal agreement that could manage the disruption of Brexit.”


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