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Boris Johnson quits as UK Foreign Secretary

British foreign minister Boris Johnson has resigned, following former-Brexit minister David Davis out of the cabinet just days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured a hard-won agreement from senior ministers on an EU exit strategy.

“This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly,” an emailed statement from May’s office said on Monday.

Boris Johnson has quit as UK Foreign Secretary. Source: Reuters

“The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work.”

A leader of the campaign to take Britain out of the European Union, Johnson was under pressure to act after the resignation of Davis, who quit late on Sunday saying he could not support May’s plans for close trade and regulatory ties with the bloc after the UK leaves the European Union next year.