Press release

PM calls with Northern Ireland First and deputy First Ministers: 14 July 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness earlier today.

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A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister spoke to the First and deputy First Ministers for Northern Ireland earlier today.

The First Minister Arlene Foster congratulated the Prime Minister on her appointment and they spoke about the importance of working together in a strong United Kingdom. They both agreed there should be continued engagement with the Northern Ireland Executive on the negotiating process for the UK leaving the European Union.

The deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness wished the Prime Minister well in her appointment. They discussed the implications of the EU referendum result. The Prime Minister said that officials and ministers would continue discussions on this issue, and ensure ongoing engagement with the Northern Ireland Executive.

Finally, the Prime Minister said she was looking forward to meeting both the First and deputy First Ministers in the near future.

Published 14 July 2016