Politicians Talk

Politicians Talk – Tuesday 06/07/2022

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UK

Boris Johnson – British Prime Minister

Johnson told reporters on Monday that his victory in the vote of confidence among the Tory Members of the Parliament (MPs) as “a very good result for politics and for the country.”

“I think it’s an extremely good, positive, conclusive, decisive result which enables us to move on, to unite and to focus on delivery and that is exactly what we are going to do,” he said. “It gives us the chance to unite, strengthen and level up our economy. […] What we want to do is get on and use this moment, which I think is decisive and conclusive, and continue with our agenda.”

US

Wendy Sherman – United States Deputy Secretary of State

Sherman told reporters on Tuesday that North Korea would face a “swift” and “forceful” response if it were to conduct a nuclear test. “I believe that not only the ROK, the United States and Japan but the entire world will respond in a strong and clear manner,” she was quoted as saying after her meeting with South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun-dong, according to Yonhap. “We are prepared and we will continue our trilateral discussion tomorrow,” she added.

EU

Oliver Varhelyi – European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Varhelyi in his speech in the European Parliament on Monday requested from Turkey to take a more decisive stance regarding the situation in Ukraine and the sanctions the European Union is imposing on Russia.

“We welcome Turkey’s constructive role in de-escalating the conflict. […] At the same time, we continue to call on Turkey to take a stronger stance that is more in line with that of the EU, we call on Turkey to be more vigilant when it comes to preventing the circumvention of sanctions,” Varhelyi said.

BRAZIL

Jair Bolsonaro – Brazilian President

The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, assured on Friday, June 3, that Brazil is a global example of environmental preservation. “Two-thirds of our territory is preserved, and we have the second-largest proportional energy matrix”, said the Brazilian president after meeting on the border with Paraguay with his Paraguayan counterpart, Mario Abdo Benitez.