President Biden Congratulates UK Prime Minister Keir Starmer in First Call

In a call today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. congratulated Keir Starmer on his recent appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The conversation underscored the enduring special relationship between the U.S. and the UK, emphasizing the importance of their collaborative efforts to promote freedom and democracy globally.

President Biden expressed his eagerness to work closely with Prime Minister Starmer on a wide range of critical issues affecting both nations. He reiterated his commitment to strengthening U.S.-UK cooperation across various shared interests. Both leaders reaffirmed their unwavering support for Ukraine amidst ongoing aggression from Russia, highlighting the need for continued solidarity.

The discussion also touched on the importance of preserving the gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. Both leaders pledged to work with Northern Ireland’s leaders to foster economic growth and opportunities in the region.

President Biden expressed his anticipation of welcoming Prime Minister Starmer to the upcoming Washington Summit next week, where they will celebrate NATO’s 75th anniversary.

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