Washington, Jan 23 (EFE) .- The President of the United States, Joe Biden, spoke this Saturday with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, about his interest in strengthening the common relationship, the fundamental role of NATO and its priorities shared in foreign policy, such as China, Iran and Russia, reported the White House.
“The president conveyed his intention to strengthen the special relationship between our countries and revitalize transatlantic ties, underlining the fundamental role of NATO for our collective defense and our shared values,” said the White House, in a statement on the telephone call between dignitaries.
The note highlighted that Biden noted the “importance of cooperation, including through multilateral organizations, on shared challenges such as fighting climate change, containing covid-19 and ensuring global health security.”
The new president expressed his willingness to work “closely” with Johnson, as the United Kingdom will host this year’s G7 summit (Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) and the United Nations Conference. on Climate Change (COP26) “.
“The leaders also spoke – added the note – of the need to coordinate shared priorities in foreign policy, including China, Iran and Russia.”
The Democratic leader spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday in the first call with a foreign leader since he assumed power on Wednesday.
During the conversation, Biden “acknowledged Prime Minister Trudeau’s disappointment with the decision to terminate the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.”
The Keystone XL pipeline, which had to go from Alberta (Canada) to Nebraska (USA), had become a symbol of the fight against the climate crisis and Biden rescinded the permit hours after his arrival at the White House .
In addition, he communicated on Friday with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with whom he reviewed bilateral cooperation and issues such as migration and the importance of coordination to face the coronavirus pandemic, the White House indicated this Saturday.
López Obrador revealed this Saturday that Biden promised to allocate 4,000 million dollars to promote the development of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala and thus curb forced migration.
(c) EFE Agency