British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak held a meeting with US President Joe Biden here on Monday and discussed various issues including the Indo-Pacific region. Rishi Sunak hosted US President Joe Biden at 10 Downing Street in London on Monday. The Indo-Pacific region and wider geopolitical issues were on the agenda for the talks between the two leaders. Biden arrived in Britain ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Lithuania. Issues such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the West’s support for Ukraine will be at the centre of talks at the NATO summit.
Later, Biden was also welcomed by King Charles III at Windsor Castle. He described UK-US relations as “strong as a rock” ahead of his discussion with Sunak. A Downing Street spokesperson said of their discussions that ahead of the NATO summit this week, Prime Minister Sunak and President Biden agreed on the need to strengthen our alliance and maintain our support for Ukraine.
They discussed the progress of the counteroffensive and stressed the importance of the country’s international partners being committed to its long-term defence, providing Ukraine with the necessary assistance to win this war and ensure a just and lasting peace, the spokesman said. Gave. On the broader issue of NATO, they agreed on the need to ensure that Sweden has an accelerated path to full NATO membership.
The spokesperson further said, Prime Minister and President Biden also discussed the broader geopolitical context, including the Indo-Pacific and Iran. This is the first time Biden has visited Downing Street as US President and his sixth meeting with Sunak since becoming prime minister in October last year.
The US President rode in his official vehicle, known as “The Beast”, with an escort of security and posed for the traditional photo at the famous 10 Downing Street gate while being warmly received by Sunak. The British Indian leader then escorted the visiting dignitary to the garden. “We stand as two of the strongest allies in the NATO alliance, and I know we will do everything we can to strengthen Euro-Atlantic security,” Sunak said.
Sunak will join Biden at the NATO summit this week. They said they would discuss how to strengthen cooperation and joint economic security for the benefit of the citizens of both countries. Downing Street said the two leaders discussed progress made since the announcement last month of the Atlantic Declaration, the first-of-its-kind framework for economic partnership between the UK and the US. Since the last meeting of Prime Minister and President Biden at the White House, we have begun work on the UK-US Critical Minerals Agreement and the Joint Action Group on Energy Security is meeting to begin work on strengthening our clean energy supply chains is of.