BORIS Johnson is on a Brexit charm offensive, vowing to invite African leaders to the UK “regularly” following an investment summit in London this week.

The Prime Minister made the pledge in a bilateral meeting with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta at Downing Street, and said “a lot of progress” had been made during the talks.

Opening the UK-Africa Investment Summit on Monday, Johnson set out his post-Brexit trade pitch to African leaders with his vision to put “people before passports” as part of incoming plans for an Australian-style points-based immigration system.

The Tory party leader tempted premiers from across the continent with the UK’s financial and education systems, and took time to meet with the leaders of Rwanda, Ghana and Nigeria.

In a continuation of bilateral meetings, the PM told Kenyatta he wanted to hold the gathering of African leaders more often.

As Brexit day on January 31 looms, Johnson pledged to be a partner “through thick and thin” with African nations as he eyes fresh trade deals.