Boris Johnson invites First Minister to 'Team UK' summit


Boris Johnson (Image: Ben Shread/Cabinet Office/OGL v.3). Westminster (Image: Maurice (CC BY 2.0)).

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to the First Ministers of Cymru, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to invite them to a summit to discuss how the governments can coöperate to overcome the Covid-19 crisis.


In the letter, Johnson said he was looking forward “to working with you in the years ahead in a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect to serve the people of Wales”.


The letter takes a more conciliatory tone than previous communications between the two leaders.


Drakeford had previously accused Johnson of disrespecting the Welsh people for ignoring a letter which called for a travel ban to be impose between Cymru and areas of England with high coronavirus infection rates.


In the letter, Johnson said: “I believe passionately that the interests of people across the UK and in particular the people of Scotland and Wales are best served when we work together.


Johnson added: “We have shown that through the vaccine roll-out. The UK Government's ability to procure vaccines at scale has benefited people in all parts of our country.”

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