December 14, 2016 / 12:13 PM / 10 months ago

Boris Johnson doing excellent job as foreign minister - May

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is doing “an absolutely excellent job”, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament on Wednesday.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends a joint news conference with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (not seen) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 11, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Last week May slapped down Johnson, known for his colourful use of language and tendency to go off-script, after he said Saudi Arabia and Iran were stoking proxy wars across the Middle East.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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