LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Ireland’s Leo Varadkar vowed to work together to restore the power sharing government in Northern Ireland on Friday.
In a phone call, Johnson’s office said the prime minister had told Varadkar that his minister for Northern Ireland, Julian Smith, would dedicate himself to a talks process to ensure the devolved institutions were restored.
Johnson is expected to change some members of his Cabinet after winning a resounding victory in the election, but his statement indicated that Smith would remain in position. In a separate statement Varadkar pledged to work with the Northern Irish parties.
Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Jonathan Oatis