© Reuters. New British Prime Minister Liz Truss walks exterior Downing Road Quantity 10, in London, Britain September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
By Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden provided congratulations on Tuesday to Liz Truss, Britain’s new prime minister, and vowed to work carefully on world challenges and the U.S.-UK “particular relationship,” regardless of variations over Northern Eire.
“I sit up for deepening the particular relationship between our nations and dealing in shut cooperation on world challenges, together with continued help for Ukraine because it defends itself towards Russian aggression,” Biden stated in a tweet.
Biden instructed reporters he would communicate to Truss afterward Tuesday afternoon. Truss received a management race for the governing Conservative Get together on Monday and took over as prime minister on Tuesday, as Britain faces its most daunting set of challenges in a long time.
The so-called “particular relationship” between the US and Britain has maintained stable continuity in recent times, regardless of frictions between then-President Donald Trump and then-Prime Minister Theresa Might.
Washington and London have been aligned on serving to Ukraine in its struggle towards Russia and in countering China’s affect within the Pacific. However a bilateral commerce deal that some British officers hoped might offset commerce and financial upheaval after Brexit has but to materialize below Biden.
Biden bought on nicely with Truss’ predecessor, Boris Johnson, however he might have tensions with Truss over Northern Eire. As a member of parliament, she launched laws to undo the Northern Eire Protocol, and Biden has been insistent that Britain do nothing that would endanger 1 / 4 century of peace in Northern Eire.
Whereas assembly members of his Cupboard on Tuesday, Biden declined to reply a query about whether or not the 2 leaders would focus on negotiations with the European Union over Northern Eire.
“We will be speaking about loads of issues,” he stated.