May 22, 2024

Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak pledge to continue backing Ukraine

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke on Tuesday with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of the United Kingdom to congratulate him on his appointment, and both leaders discussed a range of issues, including Ukraine.

“The leaders reaffirmed the special relationship between our countries, underscoring their desire to further enhance cooperation on issues critical to global security and prosperity,” the White House said in a readout. “The leaders agreed on the importance of working together to support Ukraine and hold Russia accountable for its aggression, address the challenges posed by China, and secure sustainable and affordable energy resources.”

They also discussed “their shared commitment to protecting the gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and the need to maintain momentum toward reaching a negotiated agreement with the European Union on the Northern Ireland Protocol.”

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