Sep. 15 () –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, will hold a private meeting with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on the day of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, according to the British newspaper ‘The Times’.
Downing Street and the UK Foreign Office had insisted that the event, which will be attended by more than 100 heads of state, should not be used as a diplomatic exercise.
However, Truss will take the opportunity to hold a small number of bilateral meetings with key allies over the weekend, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Australian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Anthony Albanese, according to the aforementioned newspaper.
Due to the reason for the meeting, the leaders will not pose for photographs or participate in press conferences. The content of the meetings will also not be disclosed, as it will be kept completely private.
Among the leaders who will attend the funeral are members of royal houses from around the world, including Kings Felipe and Letizia, and also presidents and heads of state such as the American Joe Biden, the French Emmanuel Macron and the Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as leaders of Commonwealth countries.