On Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Joe Biden “on his victory” as US President and Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, “on her historic achievement.”
Johnson tweeted, “The US is our most important partner and I look forward to working closely together on our common goals, from climate change to trade and defense,” after US networks called the Biden race over President Donald Trump.
The Prime Minister had strained ties with Biden and with former President Barack Obama, but after Trump’s stormy presidency, Downing Street was keen to highlight the shared values that still persist in the “unique partnership” between the United States and Britain.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement: “President Trump fought hard in what proved to be a close fight.”
He anticipated collaborating on issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic with the Biden administration, as Britain aims to take over the G7 presidency next year and host the next global climate policy meeting of the United Nations, COP 26.
Biden has promised to rejoin the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate change after Trump left it. “Raab added:” The alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States has always been a force in the world for good.