Boris Johnson said that America is the UK’s “closest and most important ally” – and that that “will not change” under a new president.
Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on American Elections The prime minister said the two countries will work together to support democracy and combat issues such as tackling climate change.
Johnson’s comments echoed statements by Secretary of State Dominic Raab, who told Sky News earlier on Sunday that the United States would not have “a friend who could be more reliable than the United Kingdom.”
Johnson said, “The United States is our closest and most important ally … and this was the case in the era of the president after the president and the prime minister after the prime minister.” “It will not change.”
Mr. Johnson said he looks forward to working with Mr. Biden and his team “on many, many, many, many other matters. In the coming weeks and months: addressing climate change, trade, international security, and many, many, many, many others.”
He rejected the idea of the possibility of challenges, and added that “there is much that unites the government of this country and the government in Washington at any time and at any stage that divides us.”
Raab, speaking on Sky News on Sophy Ridge, said he was “excited” to cooperate with the new US administration.
He also ignored suggesting any difficulties in the new relationship, after some US commentators claimed that earlier comments made by Johnson regarding Barack Obama’s Kenyan heritage had damaged ties with Democrats.
Raab said it was always possible to “pick an snippet” from social media or political activists, but this is evidence from his work with the British Embassy in Washington on the ground, and speaking to congressional leaders, party leaders and President-elect Biden in the past months have proven otherwise.
“I know there will always be points of tension in any relationship – especially deeper and deeper ones – but the solid foundation, depth and scope of the things we do together and the things President-elect Biden wants to achieve internationally … These are all things, especially with our G7 presidency. Next year, we will host COP 26 [climate conference]We will have huge sums that we can cooperate with. “
He added, “I am excited to work with the new administration and I am confident that the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States will flourish in the coming weeks and months.”
However, his reassurances came only moments after former adviser Sajid Javid criticized US policy, described Donald Trump as a “teenager” and said he had made “huge sums of money to harm democracy.”
He called on the people around the president to “tell him to stop” his persistent allegations of voter fraud.
“The United States is a beacon of democracy around the world, just as we are, and it continues to do harm because it has not stopped,” said Mr. Javid.
“We are lucky to have democracy, and Americans are lucky to have it. There are a lot of people around the world who yearn for democracy.”
“The behavior of the president of the United States is, frankly, that of teenagers.”
When asked if the “better man” won the election, Mr. Javid said, “I think so, yes. I think it is the correct result not only for the United States, and this is a decision of course for the American people, but a better outcome for the UK as well.
“I also believe that regardless of your policy, it would be good for all of us to return to the White House with some civility, integrity and seriousness.”