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Johnson congratulates Biden on election victory in phone call

Written by on 10/11/2020

Boris Johnson says he has spoken with president-elect Joe Biden and congratulated him on his election victory.

The prime minister said in a tweet: “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.”

The call took place at around 4pm and lasted approximately 25 minutes.

Downing Street said in a statement that Mr Johnson had “warmly congratulated” Mr Biden on his victory and “also conveyed his congratulations to vice president-elect Kamala Harris on her historic achievement” of becoming the first female vice president and first woman of African-American and South Asian-American descent to get the job.

A Number 10 spokesperson added: “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.”

 Sky News

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