The president of United States, Joe Bidensaid Monday, after arriving at the Downing Street residence to meet with the British prime minister, Rishi Sunakthat your country’s relationship with the United Kingdom is “rock solid“.
Biden thus begins his European tour -which will include three countries- prior to the NATO summit to be held in Vilnius on the 11th and 12th. In said meeting, the allies will seek to show their solidarity with Ukraine even without accepting the invaded country as a member of the alliance.
In the midst of strong security measures, Biden was received by Sunak at the door of the 10 Downing Streetwhere both leaders greeted the media before entering the official residence, where they sat in the gardens to drink tea.
“It’s great for us to continue our talks,” Sunak told Biden as they sat in the Downing Street garden. “We have a lot to talk” Biden responded. “Our relationship is rock solid.”
After Biden highlighted the strength of the bilateral relationship, Sunak told the media that the two would discuss how to “strengthen” cooperation between the two countriesas well as economic security “for the benefit of our citizens”.
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In addition, Sunak described as “very good” that the two leaders can talk today, after a series of meetings that have held this yearincluding the prime minister’s visit to Washington last month.
On the NATO summit in Lithuania which starts tomorrow, Sunak noted that the UK and US are “two of the staunchest allies in that alliance and I know that we will want to do everything we can to strengthen Euro-Atlantic security.”
This is the first visit by the US head of state to the United Kingdom since the one he made last April to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Northern Ireland peace agreement.
Biden, who was not at the coronation of Carlos III last May, he will meet the British king this afternoon at Windsor Castle, just outside London.
The president and Sunak are expected to discuss the situation in Ukraine and possibly the US decision to supply cluster bombs to that countrydespite the controversy surrounding this weapon because it releases small bombs that can cause many victims in a very wide area.