UK-US relations ‘stronger than ever’ – PM Keir Starmer

UK Prime Minister, Sir Keir Starmer, has said that the special relationship with the US remains stronger than ever.

Starmer stated this when he met with the US President Joe Biden.

According to the BBC, the new prime minister met President Biden for the first time at NATO’s 75th anniversary summit in Washington just hours before their private talks in the Oval Office.

The new UK Prime Minister said his first face-to-face talks with President Biden were an opportunity to recommit to NATO and the special relationship between the UK and US.

Speaking with journalists in the White House, Starmer reiterated the importance of the special relationship, saying that it was forged in difficult circumstances, endured for so long, and stronger now than ever.

On his part, President Biden described the US and UK as the best of allies, saying that the UK was the transatlantic knot that ties NATO together with its European members.

The meeting comes as Starmer is looking to form a new security pact with EU nations to strengthen co-operation on defence.

The two leaders’ meeting came as Nato agreed further support for Ukraine at the Washington summit.

Starmer also confirmed that the UK’s £3bn a year military aid for Kyiv would continue.

President Biden said “things are moving in the right direction, I’m feeling really optimistic”.

UK-US relations ‘stronger than ever’ – PM Keir Starmer

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