last night offered a 'huge' role at an upcoming global climate conference - after snubbing her offer of face-to-face talks during his visit to Scotland.
The Prime Minister said he wanted the Scottish First Minister and her Welsh and Northern Irish counterparts to be involved in Cop26, which takes place in in November.
His offer comes amid a stand-off between Westminster and Edinburgh after he dismissed an offer of talks about Covid rebuilding during his current visit to Scotland.
Mr Johnson turned down an offer to meet Ms Sturgeon at her Bute House residence in Edinburgh before undertaking an engagement just 30 miles away.
Both sides denied the move was a snub, but the First Minister branded his decision 'odd'.
The offer of a Cop26 role may also raise some Tory eyebrows.
At the party's conference in 2019, Mr Johnson told an event that he did not want the Scottish leader involved, saying: 'I don't mind seeing a Saltire or κατασκευή ιστοσελίδων two but I want to see the Union flag and I don't want to see Nicola Sturgeon anywhere near it.'
However last night he told the BBC: 'It's a huge undertaking by the whole of the UK.
'I hope very much that the First Minister, along with all her colleagues around the UK, at whatever level in government, will evangelise, will exhort everybody she represents to do the needful.'
The Prime Minister boarded a ship on his way to visit an offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth this morning.
Mr Johnson tuned down an offer to meet Ms Sturgeon at her Bute House residence in Edinburgh before undertaking an engagement just 30 miles away yesterday
Mr Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer are visiting renewable energy projects in Scotland today as the country prepares to host the Cop26 climate conference.
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