The First Minister said in a letter to the Prime Minister: “The first Minister spoke to the Prime Minster the afternoon and thanked him for his congratulations on her re-election.
“The First Minister made clear that her immediate focus was on steering the country through Covid and into recovery, and that a newly elected Scottish Government would work with the UK Government as far as possible on the aim.
“They also agreed the importance of the two governments working together closely and constructively to achieve a successful hosting of and outcome from COP26.
“The FM also re-iterated her intention to ensure that the people of Scotland can choose our own future when the crisis is over, and made clear that the question of a referendum is now a matter of when – not if.”
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