Boris Johnson makes remarks about England’s win over Germany
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson made sure to mention the 2-0 defeat Germany suffered against England at Wembley earlier this week as he led the joint press conference. Mr Johnson welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel at his country residence at Chequers for talks in what is expected to be her last visit to the UK before leaving office in September. Addressing the press, the Prime Minister said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Angela here on what is the last of I believe her 22 visits to the UK in her 16 years as German Chancellor.
“And in the course of that time, some things have changed beyond recognition but for much of your tenure, it was certainly a tradition for England to lose to Germany in international football tournaments.
“I’m obviously grateful to you for breaking with that tradition just for once.”
Mr Johnson continued: “Nonetheless, one thing that has stayed the same is your commitment to the UK-Germany relationship.
“As you once said, we share the same values and we share a lot more than that. Germany is the UK’s second-largest trading partner, three-quarters of a million Brits work for German companies or vice versa.
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“More than 21,000 Germans attend UK universities and one in five people in this country drive around in a German car.
“And today, Angela and I have agreed to expand those links because we’re going to expand our youth exchanges, creating a new cultural dialogue and, as we speak, a new energy superhighway is being established between our countries.
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