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Looking forward to Boris Johnson staying longer – St Lucian PM

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:11 AM


Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he is looking forward to welcoming Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson “for a longer stay, very, very soon” after the British prime minister made a “short layover” on Thursday night.

“I thanked the PM for his country’s continued support to our country and the region and of course took the opportunity to once again offer my heartiest congratulations on his hard-won and well-deserved victory in the recent election,” Chastanet wrote on his Facebook page.

“We look forward to working more closely together on our countries’ shared mutual interests. I want to thank British Airways and their staff for their continuous support to our destination, and of course for flying Boris into St Lucia …. We look forward to welcoming him for a longer stay very, very soon,” Chastanet wrote.

He did not disclose the final destination of the Prime Minister Johnson, but British media said he would be on the island of Mustique just south of St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, and described as a small private island that’s also the holiday destination of several members of the British royal family.

The media said that Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds will be staying with the Von Bismark family, who are relatives of Otto Von Bismark, the first German chancellor.