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Health & Fit Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

02:46  24 january  2021
02:46  24 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change in their first conversation since the US president' s inauguration, the British prime minister' s office said.

Boris Johnson said he looked forward to " deepening the longstanding alliance " between the UK Mr Johnson and Mr Biden "looked forward to to meeting in person as soon as the circumstances allow" The PM and Mr Biden have never met in real life, but the new US president once referred to Mr

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Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Britain's Boris Johnson congratulated US President Joe Biden on his inauguration and © Leon Neal Britain's Boris Johnson congratulated US President Joe Biden on his inauguration and "the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our nations", said the statement from Downing Street a man wearing a suit and tie: President Joe Biden had warned ahead of his election that if Brexit damaged the 1998 agreement that ended 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland he would not consent to a trade deal with Britain © Nicholas Kamm President Joe Biden had warned ahead of his election that if Brexit damaged the 1998 agreement that ended 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland he would not consent to a trade deal with Britain

Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and "the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our nations", said the statement from Downing Street.

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Johnson tweeted: ‘I look forward to deepening the long-standing alliance between our two countries as we drive a green and sustainable recovery from The leaders also discussed the benefits of a potential free trade deal and Johnson committed to resolving trade issues as soon as possible.

The call came after Biden on Friday spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his first call to a foreign leader.

Johnson tweeted a picture of himself in shirt-sleeves laughing as he spoke on the phone. "Great to speak to President @JoeBiden this evening," he wrote.

The conversation appeared aimed at warming frosty relations after Biden in 2019 described Johnson as a "physical and emotional clone" of Donald Trump, his predecessor as US president.

Biden has also been critical of Johnson's Brexit policy, but the Downing Street statement said the leaders "discussed the benefits of a potential free trade deal between our two countries".

Johnson said he intended to resolve current trade issues "as soon as possible".

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LONDON (Reuters) - U. S . President Joe Biden shares many of Prime Minister Boris Johnson ' s values and priorities on issues such as climate change, the The spokesman' s response came after he was asked for the prime minister' s reply to reports in some newspapers that Biden had removed a bust of

Biden, who has Irish roots, had warned ahead of his election that if Brexit damaged the 1998 Good Friday Agreement he would not consent to a trade deal. That agreement ended 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland.

Johnson praised Biden for swiftly reversing policy decisions made by his predecessor.

He "warmly welcomed" Biden's decision to put the United States back into the Paris climate accord and rejoin the World Health Organization. The prime minister also praised Biden's commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

The leaders said they hoped to meet soon and would work together on the United Nations' global climate change summit to be held in Scotland in November, said the statement.

The leaders "re-committed to the NATO alliance" and "shared values in promoting human rights and protecting democracy", it added. Trump was highly critical of the transatlantic alliance.

The leaders also agreed on the "significant challenges facing the world during the pandemic".

The United States has the largest number of cases and deaths in the world, while the UK has the highest number of deaths in Europe.

The leaders said the pandemic nevertheless created "unparalleled opportunities to build back better and greener together".

Johnson also praised Biden for joining the Covax initiative, a global pool of coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations.

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