Wednesday, 01, February, 2023

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated Boris Johnson on his becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the presidential press service said.

Boris Johnson, the politician who played a decisive role in the 2016 Brexit referendum, is officially Britain's new Prime Minister.

He took office with a resounding pledge to defy the "doubters and the doomsters" by taking the country out of the European Union by the end of October -- a task that defeated his predecessor, Theresa May.

In accordance with British constitutional protocol, he was officially invited to form a government by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday afternoon, after winning the race to replace May as leader of the governing Conservative Party earlier this week.

In a rousing speech outside the famous black door of 10 Downing Street, Johnson paid tribute to his predecessor but blamed her failure to achieve Brexit on "pessimists" and "critics" who had talked Britain down. "The doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters, they are going to get it wrong again," he promised.

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