Boris Johnson hails Biden as ‘breath of fresh air’ and downplays Northern Ireland tensions

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Boris Johnson has praised US President Joe Biden as a “big breath of fresh air” after the Donald Trump era.

The Prime Minister downplayed Brexit tensions over Northern Ireland after talks with Mr Biden, insisting that there was “absolutely common ground” over protecting hard-won peace in the region.

The leaders met for the first time ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, which kicks off on Friday.

“It’s wonderful to listen to the Biden administration and Joe Biden because there’s so much that they want to do together with us – on security, on Nato, to climate change,” Mr Johnson said.

“It’s fantastic, it’s a breath of fresh air.”

Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson walk with US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden
(Image: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Mr Johnson said the pair were in “complete harmony” over the impact of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement amid reports over tensions.

Asked if Mr Biden had challenged him on the issue, the PM said: “No, he didn’t.

“But what I can say is that America – the United States, Washington – the UK plus the European Union have one thing we absolutely all want to do and that is to uphold the Belfast Good Friday Agreement and make sure we keep the balance of the peace process going.

“That’s absolutely common ground and I’m optimistic that we can do that.”

A Downing Street spokesman said the leaders agreed to work to reopen travel between the US and the UK and to work together to defeat the spread of coronavirus around the world.

On the vexed issue of Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trading arrangements, the spokesman said: “The Prime Minister and President both reaffirmed their commitment to the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and to protecting the gains of the peace process.

“The leaders agreed that both the EU and the UK had a responsibility to work together and to find pragmatic solutions to allow unencumbered trade between Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

“The Prime Minister outlined his ambitions to further expand opportunities for all the people in Northern Ireland and hoped that the US would continue to work with the UK to boost prosperity there.”

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