Boris Johnson meets with Joe Biden in the UK: Live updates
June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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President Biden will hold a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today as he begins his first foreign trip since taking office. Follow here for the latest.
President Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will soon hold their first face-to-face bilateral meeting in Carbis Bay in Cornwall.
The similarities between Trump and Johnson aren't lost on Biden, who on the 2020 campaign trail once called Johnson a "physical and emotional clone" of Trump.
Biden and Johnson's relationship will no doubt be one to watch throughout Biden's swing through Europe as he looks to reassure US allies that America will once again be conventional and reliable on the world stage.
The two diverge on policy on several fronts, including Biden's opposition to Brexit and Northern Ireland's role as part of Britain's exit from the European Union.
Biden has long been skeptical of Brexit, and holds deep affection for Ireland, his ancestral homeland.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Wednesday that Biden is expected to bring up Northern Ireland during his meeting with Johnson, but told reporters his comments would be reserved to making "statements of principle. "