Lisbon 27th October 2017
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Portugal
The Foreign Secretary has visited Lisbon for his first official visit to Portugal. Boris Johnson met his opposite number Foreign Minister Santos Silva to discuss negotiations on the UK exit from the EU, and how to intensify the world’s oldest bilateral alliance.
Ahead of his visit, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: “Portugal and the UK have the oldest bilateral Alliance in the world: the Treaty of Windsor, signed on 9 May 1386. In Lisbon I will discuss how to strengthen our friendship and ensure that after the UK leaves the EU we continue to have a strong, special and modern alliance.”