Bilateral Relations

UK-US Joint Statement: “Commitment to working closely towards shared goal”

Prior to the G7 Summit in U.K. last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden held a meeting and agreed on the new “Atlantic Charter”. A Joint Statement issued as a result of that meeting set out a global vision aimed at deepening cooperation on the issues related to “democracy and human rights, defense and security, science and innovation, and economic prosperity” alongside with the challenging issues of climate change and health. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden have defined UN foundational principles as reflecting their shared values and expressed the commitment “continue to make practical efforts to support open societies and democracy across the globe”, in order to resist the global challenges of inequality, gender issues, poverty, hunger, and terrorism.

Another topic included in the joint statement is defense and security, in which President and Prime Minister agreed to enhance bilateral security, defense and intelligence partnership and work together in the areas of cyber security, countering illicit finance, and tackling all forms of terrorism.

Under the article of “Trade and Prosperity” parties agreed to work closely to deepen our already extensive trade relationship and expressed the commitment to the rapid settlement of the Large Civil Aircraft dispute.

A separate article of the joint statement is related to the Northern Ireland. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden affirm their proudness of the achievements of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, and stated that they remain “fully committed to its three strand approach, that: established the democratic institutions in Northern Ireland; provided for consultation, co-operation and action across the island of Ireland; and created structures for British-Irish engagement”.



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