Boris Johnson NZ bound, officials confirm

  • 14/07/2017
UK politician Boris Johnson was a main proponent for pushing through Brexit last year.
UK politician Boris Johnson was a main proponent for pushing through Brexit last year. Photo credit: Newshub.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit New Zealand later this month, officials have confirmed.

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee said Mr Johnson, a former London mayor, would be in the country from July 23 to 25.

"We welcome Secretary Johnson's visit as an opportunity to strengthen our close relationship at a time when the United Kingdom is seeking to reshape its relationship around the world, following its discussion to leave the European Union," Mr Brownlee said.

Mr Johnson is expected to meet Prime Minister Bill English, Labour leader Andrew Little and senior ministers.

He will also dedicate the United Kingdom memorial at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

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