Theresa May was given a terse welcome from Brussels officials and other senior European figures as she succeeded David Cameron as Britain's new Prime Minister. In a two-sentence statement, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said he ...and more »
US says "looking forward" to working with new Foreign SecretaryÂ Boris JohnsonÂ
"The U.S. State Department looks forward to working with Boris Johnson, appointed on Wednesday as British foreign secretary", a U.S. State Department spokesman said.Â
It comes despite Mr Johnson's hugely controversial remark that President Obama had an "ancestral dislike of the British empire" due to being "part-Kenyan."Â
White House: May is 'quite effective'Â
Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama's spokesman, said the White House congratulates Mrs May and expects her plans for executing Brexit to align with the president's.
"Those US officials that have worked with her, found her to be quite effective. And obviously, we congratulate her on the on her new position and on the important responsibility that she will assume," he said.
Angela Merkel congratulates Theresa May
The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Mrs May to congratulate her.
Mrs Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement that the German leader wished Mrs May luck in her new job in a telephone conversation on Wednesday evening.
He said Merkel and May "agreed that cooperation in the spirit of the proven friendly relations between both countries should be continued, including in the forthcoming negotiations on Britain's exit from the EU."
Francois Hollande: Begin Brexit negotiations immediately
French President Francois Hollande congratulated Mrs May on her appointment Wednesday and urged her to quickly begin talks on the country's divorce from the EU, the Elysee Palace said.
In a phone call, Hollande "reiterated his wish for the negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union to be undertaken as soon as possible", the president's office said in a statement.
Both leaders also expressed their commitment to the further development of the amicable ties between both countries, it added.
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