SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 31 July 2021, Saturday |

Johnson and Merkel Hold Press Conference

On 2 July, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived to the United Kingdom with an official visit. This will be her final visit to Britain ahead of her stepping down from her post later this year.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is holding a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the conclusion of their meeting at his official country house, Chequers.

Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of the Delta strain, as well as ‘deepening the UK-Germany relationship’, among other subjects.

The Delta strain of COVID-19 was first identified in India in October 2020 and is believed to be the fastest-spreading, most contagious coronavirus variant. The strain has since been detected in many other countries.