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Johnson 'positive and optimistic' of trade deal with Trump

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he's "positive and optimistic" the policies set out by President Donald Trump in his inauguration speeches will be good for the UK.

Speaking in Myanmar, Mr Johnson said he was "very optimistic" a trade deal could be done quickly with the new president, once Britain had left the European Union.

In his inaugural speech, Mr Trump said he would put "America first", but Mr Johnson said any deal with the US would have "to work for the UK as well."

He says: "I think that the new president has made it very clear that he wants to put Britain at the front of the line for a new trade deal and obviously that's extremely exciting and important."


Johnson: Ambassador's killing 'cowardly' and 'despicable'

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Credit: PA

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has condemned the "cowardly" and "despicable" murder of Russia's ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov.

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MPs learnt of the shooting when it was reported by Prime Minister Theresa May as she spoke in the House of Commons, saying the then-breaking news was a "matter of concern".

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson could be seen leaving the chamber immediately after the Prime Minister's announcement.

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