Propelled by the announcement of the Aukus military alliance with the United States and Australia, the "Premier" Boris Johnson has jacked up "the best relationship in decades" with Washington before his meeting with President Joe Biden in the White House. "Our relationship has not been managed for a long time, but it is fantastic," the conservative leader added. "We can coincide in all kinds of things."
An obstacle is still still interposing between the two countries, and is the signing of a post-Brexit trade agreement that Johnson came to have at hand with Donald Trump. "I prefer to have an agreement that really works than a quick agreement," the "Premier" admitted. "I have a lot of experience in negotiations with the Americans and can be very ruthless."
"The truth is that Joe has a lot of fish to fry," Johnson added. "He has a huge infrastructure plan, and an investment package to rebuild better". The "Premier" acknowledged that the Commercial Agreement would go to the first meeting between both in the White House, in contrast to the emergency nature that its government gave the trade agreement with Australia, achieved in record time due to its proximity with the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with whom he has also seen himself on his trip to the United States.
The recent announcement of the AUKUS alliance, which caused the anger of France and the resentment of the European Union, has, however, has given the relationship between Johnson and Biden, rarefed by the chaos of the precipitated withdrawal of Afghanistan. The "Premier" has decided to make a slope and new account and delve into the future of collaboration between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region and to create a common forehead against China.
Boris Johnson wanted to leave also behind the shade the former White House tenant claiming that the last two years of relations between London and Washington were marked by "all kinds of stones in the shoe". In a confession to the British media, Johnson came to admit that he was also a skeptic of climate change, but that he is now proud to see the country of him leading the world on this front.
Johnson made common cause with the special envoy of North American climate, John Kerry, at the call to industrialized countries to contribute to the fund of 100,000 million dollars (85,000 million euros) of aid to vulnerable countries, facing the COP26 that is celebrated in November in Glasgow.
During his visit to the United States, to participate in the UN General Assembly, the "Premier" has also interviewed the Vice President Kamala Harris. The new holder of the Foreign Office, Liz Truss, met with the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and agreed to "build a stronger alliance between the two countries in economic and security matters", with a must be obliged to the Aukus pact, to China, to Iran and the coordinated response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and dialogue with the Taliban.
The first North American concession, even before the meeting between Biden and Jonhson, was the reopening of the United States for British visitors vaccinated with full pattern (as well as for most European countries) next November, year and a half of the first prohibition during the pandemic imposed by then President Trump.Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 14:31