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Johnson, Biden sign new Atlantic charter


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London| UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden have signed a new Atlantic Charter aimed at working together on global challenges during their first in-person meeting.

The meeting took place at the seaside resort of Corbys Bay in Cornwall on Thursday, on the eve of the G7 Leaders’ Summit, Xinhua news agency reported.

This is Biden’s first foreign trip since coming to power in January.

In a statement issued by Downing Street, the two leaders had pledged to deepen cooperation through the new Atlantic Charter signed in 1941 by the then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the then US President Franklin Roosevelt.

The new charter outlines modern-day threats including illicit finance, violent conflict and extremism, climate change and the global health crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The two leaders agreed to work to continue sharing information that helps defeat the spread of the coronavirus in our countries and internationally,” a Downing Street spokesman said in the statement.

During the meeting, Biden and Johnson also tried to work out their differences over the issue of Northern Ireland, but a real solution has yet to be found.

The Downing Street statement said, “The leaders agreed that both the EU and the UK have a responsibility to work together and find practical solutions to allow for seamless trade between Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.” is.”

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