Liz Truss is predicted to attend a gathering of the European Political Community, months after the prime minister criticised the Prague summit in her earlier position.
It is known that the prime minister has modified her thoughts in regards to the assembly as a result of it’ll concentrate on two high-priority points on Ms Truss’s agenda: vitality and migration.
The October summit is French president Emmanuel Macron’s scheme to convey collectively EU nations and international locations exterior the bloc.
It is believed that the prime minister feels the necessity to see to now work with different leaders to sort out the crises being fought at residence, exacerbated additional after chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget spooked markets and shocked mainstream economists over its £45bn of tax cuts.
But her attendance will increase eyebrows given Ms Truss‘s explicit scepticism about the project only a few months ago as foreign secretary.
It has been reported that Number 10 had been pondering whether to attend the meeting in recent weeks, with European Union ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida using an appearance at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool to urge Ms Truss to attend.
The decision to attend comes with the EU and the UK still deadlocked over the Northern Ireland Protocol, with the government’s plan to tear up the post-Brexit preparations within the area inflicting main ill-feeling between London and Brussels.
Ms Truss is in search of to strike a rapport with European leaders together with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and Mr Macron after assembly the pair at a UN summit in New York.
It comes after Ms Truss courted controversy throughout the Tory management contest by answering “the jury’s out” on whether or not Mr Macron was “friend or foe”.
As overseas secretary in June, she additionally stated she didn’t “buy into” a Europe-wide political group.
But information web site Politico, which first reported Ms Truss‘s deliberate attendance, stated the prime minister was even keen to host the following summit of the political group in London.