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First exchange between Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak on international issues

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US President Joe Biden and new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stressed the need to “support Ukraine” and address “challenges posed by China” in their first phone call, the White House said on Tuesday.

Joe Biden and Rishi Sunak “agree on the importance of working together to support Ukraine, hold Russia accountable for its aggression, address challenges posed by China, and ensure sustainable and affordable energy sources,” underscored the American executive. release

The two leaders also discussed their “shared commitment to protecting the gains of the Good Friday Agreement” in Northern Ireland and the “need to reach a negotiated agreement with the EU on the Northern Irish Protocol”. Conditions in this British province.

Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFPUS President Joe Biden in Washington DC

The 1998 “Good Friday” agreement ended three decades of conflict between unionists, particularly Protestants, and mainly Catholic republicans in favor of reunification with the Republic of Ireland.

Earlier on Tuesday, Joe Biden congratulated Rishi Sunak on Twitter for his entry into Downing Street, saying he was happy to strengthen cooperation between the two countries “on issues essential to global security and prosperity.”

The US President on Monday described the appointment of Rishi Sunak, the first person of Indian origin and Hindu faith as British Prime Minister, as a “revolution”.

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