Holding their first face-to-face talks on Thursday, Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are expected to agree what has been billed as a new Atlantic Charter – a reference to the declaration of post-war cooperation between Winston Churchill and President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1941, Sky news reported. Boris Johnson
Sky news, citing Downing Street, reported the meeting will focus on climate change, security, the global trading system and defending democracy, as well as efforts to coordinate how transatlantic travel can resume safely.
The ongoing issues in Northern Ireland, related to disagreements between the EU and UK over the implementation of the Brexit protocol, will also be discussed.
Sky news added that in a statement ahead of the talks, the prime minister said: “While Churchill and Roosevelt faced the question of how to help the world recover following a devastating war, today we have to reckon with a very different but no less intimidating challenge – how to build back better from the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson
The agreements President Biden and I will make today, rooted as they are in our shared values and outlook, will form the foundation of a sustainable global recovery.
Eighty years ago the US President and British Prime Minister stood together promising a better future. Today we do the same.” Boris Johnson