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Biden says UK and US are ‘best allies in the world’ as he welcomes new British PM

Welcoming the new British Prime Minister, Joe Biden said they are the best of allies and that the United Kingdom is like a “knot that binds the transatlantic alliance.”

New British Prime Minister Keir Starmer was welcomed at the White House on Wednesday by Joe Biden, who was hailed by the US president as a key ally on international issues, including the war in Ukraine.

“We are the best allies in the world,” said Joe Biden, as he shook hands with the British leader, who recently took office following a landslide Labour victory in the British election.

The United Kingdom is like a “knot that binds the transatlantic alliance,” he added.

Keir Starmer, who is taking his first steps on the international stage at the NATO summit in Washington, welcomed the “special relationship” which is “stronger than ever”.

In Washington, the British Prime Minister pledged to maintain the UK’s strong support for Ukraine and reiterated the commitment in a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Oh The UK has been one of kyiv’s main supporters since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.in February 2022.

“I’ve made it very clear that as far as the UK is concerned, the change of government doesn’t change the support that we will give,” Starmer told reporters, describing the meeting with the Ukrainian leader as “very good.”

Source: Observadora

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