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Johnson welcomes Estonian premier to Downing Street

The Prime Minister shook hands with Juri Ratas in the street before the two men headed inside Number 10.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas to Downing Street (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) welcomes Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas to Downing Street (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Boris Johnson has welcomed his first world leader to Downing Street since becoming Prime Minister.

He shook hands with Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas in the street before heading in to Number 10.

Larry the cat appeared to be asleep on a nearby windowsill, unmoved by the occasion.

Upon taking their seats, Mr Johnson said: “Welcome, Juri. Nice to see you.”

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson held talks with Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas at Number 10 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The two men waited for reporters and photographers to leave the room before starting their meeting.

Mr Ratas left Number 10 after around 30 minutes.

He said nothing to reporters as he walked to his vehicle.

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