|Boris Johnson and Joe Biden met in Cornwall on Thursday ahead of the start of the G7 summit. (Photo by= EPA)|
[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] The alliance between the US and the UK should be known as the "indestructible relationship", Boris Johnson has told the BBC after meeting US President Joe Biden for the first time.
He added that he had "terrific" talks with Mr Biden, who has travelled to Cornwall for the G7 summit of world leaders. Mr Johnson insisted the US president had not rebuked him over post-Brexit tensions in Northern Ireland. Mr Johnson told the BBC the UK and US shared a belief in human rights, the rules-based international order and the transatlantic alliance. However, Mr Biden is said to have "deep concern" over the situation. One area which could cause friction between the two men is the Northern Ireland Protocol - the part of the Brexit deal that prevents checks along the Irish border.
The prime minister was speaking to the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg, after meeting Mr Biden in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, on Thursday ahead of the G7 summit. The summit will see the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the US and UK gathering in person for the first time since the pandemic. The G7 nations are expected to collectively agree to provide a billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine in an effort to end the pandemic in 2022.