UK’s Johnson says he would defend Rwanda policy when meeting Prince Charles

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he would defend his government’s immigration partnership with Rwanda if heir to the British throne Prince Charles raised it with him when the two meet.

“People need to keep an open mind about politics, critics need to keep an open mind about politics,” Johnson told reporters.

British newspapers reported that Charles had been particularly critical of the plansunder which asylum seekers will be deported to Rwanda.

“Many people can see its obvious merits. So yes, of course, if I am going to see the prince tomorrow, of course I will emphasize that,” Johnson told reporters in Kigali for a meeting of Commonwealth leaders.

Asked if he would defend her if Charles lifted her, Johnson said: “Yeah, it hasn’t come up until now, of course.”

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