British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described British-American relations as “indestructible”.
Johnson’s remarks came after his first meeting with US President Joe Biden on Thursday, ahead of the G7 summit.
He said in an interview with the BBC: “This is a relationship that you can describe as deep and purposeful or whatever you want it to be. It is an inseparable relationship.”
Johnson downplayed Biden’s dissatisfaction with “London’s efforts to repeal the Northern Ireland Protocol” aimed at preventing the return of the EU border with Ireland, but said Britain, the European Union, Washington and all parties were “very interested” in Ensure the coherence of the “Good Friday” agreement, reached in 1998 and ending three decades of bloody conflict in Northern Ireland.
“I think we can do that,” Johnson said.
Johnson and Biden discussed the “25 issues” in detail, including the tensions in Northern Ireland over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
The British government announced in a statement yesterday that Johnson and Biden will sign a new “Atlantic Charter” at their first meeting, addressing the threat of cyberattacks and global warming.
The statement said the new Atlantic Charter was based on a “charter” signed by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill and former US President Franklin Roosevelt. This document addresses newer challenges, such as the need to address the threat posed by cyber-attacks and to take immediate action to combat climate change, protect biodiversity, and help the world eradicate COVID-19.
“Cooperation between Britain and the United States, our closest partners and greatest ally, will be crucial to the future of stability and prosperity in the world. The agreements that Biden and I will make will form the foundation of a sustainable global community,” Johnson said in a statement.