The UK’s exit from the EU does not mean it will be leaving Europe or “abandoning” its friends, the new foreign secretary has said in Brussels.
Making his debut on the international stage, Boris Johnson said the EU needed a”co-ordinated response” to terrorism in the light of the recent Nice attack.
He also said he wanted to “see restraint and moderation on all sides” in Turkey following the attempted coup.
Mr Johnson is meeting fellow EU foreign ministers for talks. Foreign ministers will discuss the Nice attack and the abortive coup in Turkey, but have stressed there will be no formal discussions about Britain’s EU exit.