The White House has said that US President Joe Biden and the new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have agreed in a telephone conversation to continue supporting Ukraine and confront China together.
According to the statement issued on Tuesday, President Biden called Rishi Sunak a few hours after he was appointed as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The White House statement said the two leaders also reaffirmed the “special relationship” between the United States and Britain, and said they will work together to advance global security and prosperity.
The two leaders agreed on the importance of working together to support Ukraine and hold Russia accountable for its aggression, according to the statement.
The White House said Biden and Rishi Sunak also agreed to address the challenges posed by China, which Washington now sees as its major geopolitical and economic rival on the global stage.
Downing Street had earlier issued a statement on the telephone call, saying the two leaders “discussed bilateral cooperation, particularly in areas such as the Indo-Pacific, as well as the controversial issue of Northern Ireland.” Of.’
Earlier on Tuesday, Joe Biden in a tweet congratulated Sonic on his election as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
On Monday, Biden called the nomination of Britain’s first non-white prime minister “very surprising and a milestone.”
Britain has been a key European ally of the US in arming and supporting the Ukrainian military and has been involved in efforts to repel the Russian invasion that began in February this year.