July 30, 2019 / 12:23 PM / 4 months ago

New British PM calls Dublin for first time since taking charge

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he meets engineering graduates on the site of an under-construction tramline in Stretford, near Manchester, Britain July 27, 2019. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke by telephone on Tuesday, national broadcaster RTE has reported.

The conversation was the first contact since Johnson took over as British prime minister six days ago.

Reporting by Graham Fahy; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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