Hurling himself into the job of Foreign Secretary with his usual enthusiasm, an impressive statement by Boris Johnson reveals that since he took on the job in July, he has met 50 world leaders and visited 23 countries in six months No-one could accuse him of lack of effort.Boris has hit the world stage like a meteor. In his report, he says: As we prepare to leave the EU, the message we take to the world is this: Britain remains open for business and active on the world stage. The Prime Minister has undertaken landmark visits to both India and the Gulf, and has represented the UK at the G20 in China and the UN General Assembly in New York.
The Foreign Secretary then updates us on his specific areas of responsibilities. These are:
The EU Referendum
Support for Syria and the surrounding region.
Protecting British people abroad
Human rights and democracy
Britain on the world stage
Colombia State Visit
Boris’s refreshingly candid style might initially have raised a few eyebrows, but foreign leaders say they admire his honesty. Even Putin, hammered for war crimes, wants to hear more about what Boris thinks. We are fortunate to have such a talented politician as Foreign Secretary, and that is no more than the truth.