Washington, Sep 21 (Pressa Latina) United States President Joe Biden today confirmed the United Kingdom as his country’s closest ally during a meeting with British Prime Minister Liz Truss.
As reported by the White House, the president highlighted bilateral cooperation on issues of global importance, such as the energy sector and support for Ukraine, despite complaints that this was the situation with Russia following the military operation that began on March 24. Increases stress. February.
Similarly, he emphasized a commitment to defend the achievements of the so-called Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, signed in 1998, to end nearly three decades of violence between unionist communities of Protestantism and Catholic Republicans.
Truss, for his part, emphasized a desire to work more closely with the United States, particularly in matters of energy and economic security, and in defending independence.
The parties mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September, after seven decades on the throne.
Last week, Biden expressed his desire to continue closer ties with the United Kingdom during talks with King Charles III, who was crowned after the death of the monarch.
Although Washington and London recognize a “special relationship” between them, the prime minister acknowledged a day earlier that the announced bilateral Brexit free trade agreement could take years to materialise, as talks have not even begun.
The treaty with this northern country was one of the promises made by then Prime Minister Boris Johnson (2019-2022) when he pulled the United Kingdom out of the European Union (EU) in 2020, but after Biden reached the White House. indicated. That this agreement is not the priority of his administration.
According to press reports, the US president is concerned that London’s threat to circumvent the protocols governing post-Brexit trade between the UK and the EU in Northern Ireland could jeopardize the Good Friday agreements.