PM Boris Johnson and President-elect Joe Biden speak on the phone.
PM Boris Johnson spoke to President-elect Joe Biden, a day after Justin Trudeau talked to him to congratulate on the election victory.
"I look forward to strengthening the partnership between our countries and to working with him on our shared priorities – from tackling climate change, to promoting democracy and building back better from the pandemic', said the British Prime Minister.
I just spoke to @JoeBiden to congratulate him on his election. I look forward to strengthening the partnership between our countries and to working with him on our shared priorities – from tackling climate change, to promoting democracy and building back better from the pandemic.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 10, 2020
PM Johnson was one of the first world leaders to congratulate a newly elected American President Biden. He also congratulated VP-elect Kamala Harris on her "historic achievement".
A Downing Street spokesperson said:
“In a call this afternoon the Prime Minister warmly congratulated Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States.
“The Prime Minister also conveyed his congratulations to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her historic achievement.
“They discussed the close and longstanding relationship between our countries and committed to building on this partnership in the years ahead, in areas such as trade and security – including through NATO.
“The Prime Minister and President-elect also looked forward to working closely together on their shared priorities, from tackling climate change, to promoting democracy, and building back better from the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Prime Minister invited the President-elect to attend the COP26 climate change summit that the UK is hosting in Glasgow next year. They also looked forward to seeing each other in person, including when the UK hosts the G7 Summit in 2021.”
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