Biden Speaks with Starmer – affirms their shared commitment to protecting the gains of the Good Friday Agreement

Hours after historic elections concluded in the UK, United States President Joseph Biden spoke with British Prime Minister. The full readout of their call is below.

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Keir Starmer of the United Kingdom to congratulate him on his appointment as Prime Minister. The leaders reaffirmed the special relationship between our nations and the importance of working together in support of freedom and democracy around the world. The President conveyed that he is looking forward to working closely with Prime Minister Starmer on the full range of critical issues that affect our countries and committed to deepening U.S.-UK cooperation in the many areas of our shared interest.  They reiterated their continued support for Ukraine as it fights Russia’s unrelenting aggression. They affirmed their shared commitment to protecting the gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and working with the leaders of Northern Ireland to create and sustain economic growth and opportunities. The President looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Starmer to the Washington Summit next week to celebrate NATO’s 75th anniversary.”