US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet for the first time amid political and personal differences, Associated Press reports.
Biden hopes to assure his European ally that the United States is free from Donald Trump’s transaction tendencies and is a reliable partner again, but the tension may escalate amid the Biden-Johnson meeting.
President Biden is resolutely against Brexit, which Johnson has supported, and has expressed concern about the future of Northern Ireland. Biden has also called the British Prime Minister ‘a physical and emotional clone’ of Donald Trump. In the wake of these statements, the British Cabinet tried to resolve the misunderstanding between the two countries’ leaders.
The parties have stressed that the public meeting will be devoted to the establishment of ties between the long-time allies. Biden, who takes pride in his Irish roots, has warned that there won’t be any trade deal, if the disputed legislation of Johnson’s Cabinet on Brexit encumbers the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.