The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with the newly elected Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak.
During the phone call, EU President Ursula von der Leyen and PM Sunak discussed several important topics including, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as climate change.
EU President Ursula von der Leyen took it to her Twitter handle adding that, “Very good phone call with UK PM @RishiSunak, European Union and the United Kingdom are strategic partners.”
She further added that, “Looking forward to working on vital issues such as Russia’s war on Ukraine & climate change. As well as on finding joint solutions under the Protocol on IE/NI that will provide stability and predictability.”
Moreover, she earlier expressed congratulations to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on his new appointment as the new PM of the United Kingdom. She took it to her Twitter handle to state that, “In these testing times for our continent, we count on a strong ties with the United Kingdom to defend our common values, in full respect of our agreements.”
Following the recent yet big change in the United Kingdom’s politics, Rishi Sunak has been appointed as the new PM of the U.K. Sunak’s appointment came after former Prime Minister of the UK Liz Truss resigned from her post.
Rishi Sunak becomes the 3rd prime minister of Britain in under two months at a time when the United Kingdom faces what he has considered a “profound economic challenge” and as his Conservative Party struggles to heal divisive wounds from months of infighting.