British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told US President Joe Biden on Saturday his desire to strengthen the bilateral relationship, in the first conversation between the two politicians since the Democrat arrived at the White House. . / EPA / ANDY RAIN
London, Jan 23 . .- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told US President Joe Biden on Saturday his desire to strengthen the bilateral relationship, in the first conversation between the two politicians since the Democrat arrived. to the White House.
“It was fantastic speaking with President Joe Biden this afternoon. I look forward to deepening the long-standing partnership between our two countries as we drive a green and sustainable recovery” in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, Johnson noted in a tweet.
In addition, a spokesman for 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s official residence, reported this Saturday that Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and on his decision to rejoin the United States into the Paris agreement on climate change and the Organization. World Health Organization (WHO).
“The prime minister praised the swift action to tackle climate change and the commitment to achieve zero (emission) (of pollutants) by 2050,” the source said.
Among other things, both leaders discussed mutual cooperation on security and defense matters, commitment to the Atlantic Alliance and “shared values in promoting human rights and democracy,” the spokesperson added.
They also discussed the “benefits of a possible trade deal” and hoped to meet in person as soon as possible, as well as working together for the G7 (richest countries in the world) summit, to be held in England in June, and the COP26 meeting on climate change, which will take place in Glasgow (Scotland), in November, the official source said.