Boris Johnson hails ‘indestructible relationship’ with US after ‘terrific’ talks with Joe Biden
BORIS Johnson has hailed the UK's "indestructible relationship" with the US after "terrific" talks with President Joe Biden.
The PM said he's binning the phrase "special relationship" after decades – and instead wants Brits and Americans to have an unbreakable connection.
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In an interview with the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg after he spoke with Biden at the G7, Mr Johnson said: “It’s a relationship that has endured for a very long time, and has been an important part of peace and prosperity both in Europe and round the world."
Yesterday, Boris and Biden joked together for the cameras as they and their wives met for the first time.
The president told reporters: "I told the PM we have something in common, we both married way above our station."
Mr Johnson – who wed in secret two weeks ago – replied: "I'm not going to disagree with the president there… Or indeed on anything else.
And after their meeting, Mr Johnson said the alliance between the UK and US is the "indestructible relationship".
He faced down reports Mr Biden was set to "rebuke" him over tensions with the EU about the Northern Ireland protocol, adding: “The president didn't say anything of the kind."
And he said the men had discussed the tragic case of Harry Dunn – with Mr Biden "extremely sympathetic" and "actively engaged".
The G7 summit starts today but the Mr Johnson and President Biden met a day early to cement the two nations' longstanding alliance.
For the weekend the typically sleepy town of Carbis Bay in Cornwall welcomes the G7 circus and its scrum of journalists and security.
A ring of steel has been thrown around the town, with security crawling the streets.
President Biden's heavily-armoured "Beast" Cadillac was spotted.
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