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“Without your leadership, I don’t believe (Northern Ireland) would have a Govt today… The UK & #Ireland can look to future with more confidence because of it,” he wrote.
Johnson held off from carrying out a cabinet reshuffle immediately after his December victory, choosing to wait until Britain left the EU.
After years of political turmoil over Brexit, he wants to focus this year on domestic issues, including investments in police, healthcare and infrastructure.
There had been speculation he was planning a major reorganisation of government departments but Thursday’s revamp is expected to be more modest.
Business minister Andrea Leadsom announced she was leaving government.
But key figures such as finance minister Sajid Javid and foreign minister Dominic Raab are expected to stay.
Johnson is however expected to announce the new president of the COP 26 UN climate summit, which is being held in Glasgow in November.
The former president, Claire O’Neill, was sacked last month. She responded with a blistering attack on his leadership, and warned that planning for the summit was “way off track”