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Biden, Liz Truss pledge to continue coordination on global challengesATN News

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New York: US President Joe Biden met newly elected UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Wednesday during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and pledged to continue closer coordination between the two countries on global challenges, including support for Ukraine.

“The leaders committed to continuing their governments’ close coordination on global challenges, including supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression, addressing challenges posed by China, and securing stable and affordable energy supplies,” the White House said in a statement. meeting

The US President, who is in New York to attend the UNGA session, expressed his condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II and his appreciation for the opportunity to pay his respects at a state funeral.

“Leaders discussed the importance of continuing to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. They reaffirmed their shared commitment to safeguarding the gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement,” the statement said.

Ahead of his meeting with the UK prime minister, Biden said, “We are both committed to protecting the gains of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland. I look forward to hearing what you have in mind and how we can continue to collaborate.

Truss replied, “Of course, I look forward to us discussing the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and how it should be secured in the future.”

Truss also thanked US First Lady Jill Biden for coming to England for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth-II, who breathed her last on September 8. “She is the rock on which modern Britain is built. “I’ve seen a lot of affection for her in the UK, but also here in America,” Truss added.

“As you say, President, we are staunch allies. I have enjoyed working very closely with Tony Blinken on our response to Russia’s horrific war in Ukraine and ensuring that we support Ukrainians in their fight for independence. But we face huge challenges as autocracies seek to consolidate and increase their assertiveness around the world,” the UK Prime Minister said.

Earlier, Biden met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss a range of issues, including the war in Ukraine and the Black Sea Grain Agreement.

“President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today during the UN General Assembly in New York. The leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and the United Nations,” the White House statement said.


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