“There is a very serious possibility that Boris Johnson could go to the United Nations Ocean Conference [between June 27 and July 1], in Lisbon, although it falls between the G7 meeting and the NATO Summit”, in Madrid, he declared.

A diplomatic source told Lusa agency that Boris Johnson should be in Lisbon “in a window of opportunity” that will take place between the end of the G7 meeting and the beginning of the NATO Summit in Madrid.

Costa said “there is nothing that can unite the United Kingdom and Portugal more than the area of ​​the oceans” and then spoke about progress made in this area.

“The UK will make an increasing investment in the large international research centre created in the Azores to study climate change and the deep sea. There will be a clear reinforcement of the participation of the United Kingdom, which will have a greater involvement in these areas of investigation”, he said.