UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that he and President Biden had been in “complete harmony” over the necessity to uphold the Good Friday Agreement, after talks in Cornwall, England, on Thursday ahead of the G7 summit.
“There’s a complete harmony on the need to keep going, find solutions and make sure we uphold the Belfast Good Friday Agreement,” Johnson stated in a pool clip.
Johnson denied rumors that Biden had pressured him over the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol, including that the US, UK and European Union “have one thing we absolutely all want to do, and that is to uphold the Good Friday, the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and make sure we keep the balance of the peace process going.”
“And that’s absolute common ground. And, you know, I’m optimistic that we can do that,” he added.
Johnson stated that the pair had “renewed” the connection between the UK and the US, and lined a “huge” vary of topics, together with safety, NATO and local weather change. “It’s fantastic. It’s a breath of fresh air,” he added.
The Belfast Agreement, also referred to as the Good Friday Agreement, was signed in April 1998, restoring self-government to Northern Ireland, and setting the stage to create their very own power-sharing authorities with a 108-member Assembly.