23 Jul 2019 15:51

Zelensky says looking forward to first meeting with Johnson

KYIV. July 23 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated Boris Johnson on being elected leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom and said he is looking forward to their first meeting.

"I sincerely congratulate BorisJohnson on his election as UK Prime Minister! I wish him all the success on his new post. I look forward to our first meeting and remain resolute to foster Ukraine-UK relations," Zelensky wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

Johnson, former UK foreign secretary, was elected new leader of the Conservative Party earlier on Tuesday. He is expected to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, July 24.