Johnson proposed to build a bridge between France and UK

Johnson proposed to build a bridge between France and UK

MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. The head of the British foreign Ministry Boris Johnson has put forward the idea of the construction of a bridge over the English channel between Britain and France, the newspaper writes Telegraph.

According to the publication, at the meeting with the President of France Emmanuel Makron Johnson said that “stupid” that two leading economic powers “are connected only by rail”.

As it became known edition, Makron has welcomed the idea of the British Minister. “I agree. Let’s do it,” — leads edition of the words of the French leader.

“Why not? All ideas, even those that sometimes seem extravagant, should be considered. I just pay attention to the fact that there are already large-scale European infrastructure, which is difficult to Finance. For example, (railway project) Lyon-Turin. Let’s tackle first the projects that have started before you initiate new ones” — said Friday the Minister of economy and Finance of France Bruno Le Mayor, the radio station Europe 1, commenting on the initiative of Johnson.

The channel tunnel in 1994 opened a tunnel for cars and trains. Its length is 49.7 km.