BBC December 24th local time, Britain and the European Union reached a historic agreement on Britain-Europe trade and security relations after Brexit.
Before the joint British and European press conference, Downing Street released several photos of British Prime Minister Johnson. In the photo, Johnson laughed happily and gave his thumbs up.
Johnson later said at a press conference that the UK “completed the largest trade agreement to date”, which would allow more business transactions between British exporters and the European Union.
“For the first time since 1973, we will become an independent coastal state with full control over our waters,” Johnson said.
He also pointed out that sometimes the debate between the two sides is “very fierce”, but “I think this agreement is a good agreement for Europe as a whole”.
Regarding the EU, Johnson said that “Although we have left the EU, Britain will continue to be culturally, emotionally, historically, strategically and geographically related to Europe”.
Regarding the impact of Brexit on British politics, Johnson said, “Today we have solved a problem that has plagued us for decades of politics” and that “as a new and truly independent country, we should all realize the importance of this moment and make full use of it.”