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by Staff reporter
03 June 2021
Nicola Sturgeon to meet Boris Johnson during summit on COVID recovery

Nicola Sturgeon to meet Boris Johnson during summit on COVID recovery

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will speak with Prime Minister Boris Johnson today at a virtual summit on the UK's recovery from the pandemic.

The First Minister will take part alongside the other leaders of the devolved administrations.

Speaking ahead of the summit, Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, said a joint approach was needed to rebuild the economy and public services.

He said: “I am delighted that the leaders of the devolved administrations all responded positively to the Prime Minister’s invitation to join this important meeting on COVID recovery.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have worked together to stop the spread of the virus and to roll out lifesaving vaccines. Our joint success has shown the world what we can achieve as a United Kingdom.

“We must take the same approach to the difficult challenge of rebuilding our economy and public services from the damaging impact of COVID 19. It will not be a quick or easy job, but we will all do better if we face the challenge together.”

The Prime Minister called the meeting after last month's elections and said the UK was “best served when we work together”.

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