22.3 C
New York
Sunday, September 25, 2022

Joe Biden and Liz Truss commit to protecting Good Friday Agreement in New York meeting

US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Liz Truss met in person for the first time on Wednesday and said they want to ensure the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland is protected.

iden and Truss, meeting only days after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, sat down for discussions that also covered Ukraine on the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“We both are committed to protecting the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. I’m looking forward to hearing what’s on your mind and how we can continue to cooperate,” Biden told Truss ahead of their talks.

Truss told him: “And of course, I’m looking forward to discussing the Belfast Good Friday Agreement, and how we make sure that’s upheld into the future.”

Biden has been insistent that Britain do nothing that could endanger a quarter century of peace in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, on Ukraine, both Truss and Biden agreed that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions highlight the need for allies to continue their economic and military support to Ukraine, Truss’s office said.

Putin ordered Russia’s first wartime mobilisation since World War Two on Wednesday during a televised address in which he also announced moves to annex swaths of Ukrainian territory and threatened to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia.

“The leaders condemned Putin’s recent belligerent statements on Ukraine,” said a spokesperson for Truss, who took office just over two weeks ago.

“They agreed his actions highlight the need for allies to continue their economic and military support to Ukraine.”

They also agreed to step up efforts to reduce energy dependence on Russia, the official said.

A White House statement said the two leaders vowed to continue close coordination on global challenges, “including support for Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian aggression, addressing challenges posed by China, and securing sustainable and affordable energy supplies.”

Source link

Related Articles

Giorgia Meloni set to be elected as first far-right premier since World War Two

Italy looks set to elect far-right leader Giorgia Meloni’s electoral alliance as polls showed a wide lead in Italy’s election, an exit poll on...

Carlos Rincon ninth-inning grand slam powers Mets to 9-5 win in road finale at Worcester on Sunday

Box ScoreWorcester, MA – The Syracuse Mets celebrated the last road game of the season in style, utilizing some late power to grab a 9-5...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

0FansLike
0FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

Giorgia Meloni set to be elected as first far-right premier since World War Two

Italy looks set to elect far-right leader Giorgia Meloni’s electoral alliance as polls showed a wide lead in Italy’s election, an exit poll on...

Carlos Rincon ninth-inning grand slam powers Mets to 9-5 win in road finale at Worcester on Sunday

Box ScoreWorcester, MA – The Syracuse Mets celebrated the last road game of the season in style, utilizing some late power to grab a 9-5...

Italy’s right-wing, led by Meloni, wins election -exit polls

A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party looks set to win a clear majority in the next parliament, exit polls said on...