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In video: Norway gives Boris Johnson a giant Christmas tree

Norway’s Foreign Secretary Ine Eriksen Soreide made the gift during bi-lateral talks.

What do you give the man who has everything? In the case of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at this time of year, the answer seems to be a giant Norwegian Christmas tree.

Norway’s Foreign Secretary Ine Eriksen Soreide was at The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London for bilateral talks and helped unveil the tree.

During a ceremony to switch the lights on the tree, Mr Johnson revealed that the UK had gained much from Norway – including the name for the London borough of Hackney which he said was taken from the Norwegian island Hackenaye.

Boris Johnson speaks during the unveiling of the Christmas tree (Adrian Dennis/PA)

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