Boris Johnson narrowed the gap between the UK and the US over the impact of Brexit on the peace in Northern Ireland, and said the two countries and the EU are in “absolute harmony” in the 1998 peace deal.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said US President Joe Biden is a “fresh breeze” it diminished the differences On the impact of Brexit on the Northern Ireland peace deal after meeting on the eve of the G7 summit.
The couple were all smiles before the 90-minute discussions that closed their doors to the media, arguing that Biden had ordered Biden to reprimand London in the midst of its dispute over new trade agreements with Northern Ireland.
After talks in Cornwall, England, Johnson said the United States, the United Kingdom and the EU were in “absolute harmony” to find solutions to defend the 1998 peace agreement that ended the sectarian conflict in the British province.
“There is complete harmony in moving forward, finding solutions and ensuring that we accept the Belfast Good Friday Agreement,” Johnson said.
– Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) June 10, 2021
After Brexit, a new arrangement was needed for the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, which is part of the UK, because the EU has to inspect its goods and not accept others in any way.
Prior to the June 30 deadline, negotiations on the goods (including sausages) have been controversial and have attracted the attention of the White House.
U.S. officials have said the U.S. has no plans to participate in the negotiations and that Biden will not hand over Johnson, but will ask for a speedy resolution.
“I think it’s interesting that Northern Ireland is a wonderful place and has tremendous potential. It’s a big part of the UK,” Johnson said.
Asked if Biden had sounded the alarm very clearly about the situation in Northern Ireland, Johnson said: “No, he didn’t.”
Johnson said Biden wanted to work with London on a wide range of issues from climate change and COVID to security.
“It’s a big wind of breath,” Johnson said of his interviews with Biden. “It’s new, it’s interesting and we’re working very hard together. We went for about an hour and 20. The session was long, long and good. We dealt with a lot of issues. ”
Biden also appeared positive at a meeting with Johnson, and the couple discussed a wide range of issues.
“We affirmed the special relationship between our people,” Biden said.
The U.S. president said the alliance is addressing challenges that include cybersecurity, new technologies, global health, and the climate crisis.
Shortly after the meeting of the two leaders, the White House notes that “the UK and the US reaffirm their commitment to work closely with all parties” to support [Good Friday] The agreement and “implement the vision of reconciliation, consensus, equality, respect for rights and equality of esteem.”
The US President pushed hard for Brexit, Johnson defended the UK’s exit from the EU, and expressed great concern about the future of Northern Ireland.
Atlantic Charter, a new working group
Biden said the two leaders, too updated the 80-year Atlantic Charter, which led to the United Nations and NATO.
The news looks at the challenge posed by countries like China and Russia with commitments to promote free trade, human rights and an international order based on rules and to “oppose those who try to weaken our alliances and institutions”.
The new letter sought to achieve “interference through misinformation” in elections and obscure economic practices, charges the West has held in Moscow and Beijing.
Biden and Johnson also agreed on a new joint group to study how to resume travel between the UK and the US, following successful vaccination campaigns against coronavirus in both countries.
According to Downing Street, they were also committed to working “towards trade and the future of the future UK-US free trade agreement”.
Biden warned that a reversal of commitments to the EU over Brexit after Northern Ireland could jeopardize US trade negotiations.