Joe Biden has released a statement pledging to confirm. His “special relationship” with the UK when he meets with Boris Johnson at this week’s G7 Summit in the UK and discuss matters. including a dead end in Northern Ireland
In an article for the Washington Post published Sunday before his first foreign visit as president, Biden wrote: “In the UK, After meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to confirm the special relationship between our countries. I will participate in the G7 Summit.
“These leading democratic and economic nations have not met in person for two years due to the coronavirus. ending this pandemic Improving the health security of all countries And driving a strong and inclusive global economic recovery will be our top priority.
Biden added that he would take time during the summit to realize “America̵7;s New Commitment to Our Allies and Partners” and “World Democracy Rally” against the world’s most important threats. including pandemics and climate change.
It is reported that the President of the United States Will have to talk to Johnson about the current controversy over the Brexit deal, showing support for the Northern Ireland protocol. It has faced fierce resistance from unions and loyalists who say it separates the region from the rest of the UK.
The Times reported that Biden was expected to tell Johnson that the United States saw the protocol as an essential part of maintaining long-term peace in Northern Ireland. and especially the Good Friday deal, which the US is the guarantor.
The paper cited sources who said Biden was expected to warn the prime minister that a potential trade deal between the United States and Britain would be damaged if the situation was not resolved, while also telling the Brussels leaders he expected. that the EU will be more “flexible” and less “bureaucratic”
Biden, who is of Irish descent He reaffirmed his support for the Good Friday Agreement in March. After the tensions over the protocol led to a violent riot. This protocol was initiated as a defense against hard territories in Ireland by effectively keeping Northern Ireland in a single market.
Biden and his wife Jill are scheduled to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday June 13, Buckingham Palace previously announced. to coincide with the end of the G7 Summit