Boris Johnson first European leader to talk with US President Joe Biden


Picture: Andrew Parsons/ No 10 Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held a 35 minutes’ phone conversation with new American President Joe Biden.

It’s thought Mr Johnson is the first Western leader to talk to with Mr Biden.

The call is seen as a reassuring boost for the “special relationship” between the two countries.

Mr Johnson announced thew call on Twitter.

He posted: “great to speak to President Joe Biden”.

A Downing Street spokesman said that the pair “discussed the benefits of a potential free trade deal between our two countries, and the Prime Minister reiterated his intention to resolve existing trade issues as soon as possible”.

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