The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris John Onson and the President of the United States John Biden are expected to reaffirm their relations on the eve of the G7 summit, despite warnings from Washington about easing Brexit tensions.
The Uyghurs are set to agree on an “Atlantic Charter” when they meet on Thursday in Cornwall, south-west of England, for the first face-to-face talks since Biden took office in January.
The agreement will address the historic 1941 joint statement made by then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill and then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who outlined Washington և London’s vision for a new world order after World War II.
It is reported that John Onson and Biden will set up a working group to monitor the UK-US trip disrupted by the coronavirus epidemic, to discuss how to provide vaccines to the world’s poorest countries.
But the talks could be overshadowed when Biden, as expected, warns Bre Onson, one of the leaders of the 2016 Brexit campaign, in Northern Ireland that talks have been unleashed since the EU withdrew from the bloc.
The US leader is concerned that John Onson’s heated disagreements with the bloc over the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol to the Brexit deal could undermine the 1998 US-brokered High Peace Accord, which ended 30 years of bloodshed in the region.
“President Biden clearly understood his good faith in the Good Friday Agreement as the basis for peaceful coexistence in Northern Ireland,” said Ake Sullivan, White House National Security Adviser on Air Force One.
“Any move that jeopardizes or disrupts it will not be welcomed by the United States.”
Biden tries to “close ties” with allies
Biden’s visit to the United Kingdom means his overseas presidency.
After meeting with John Onson, he will attend the G7 summit in Cornwall from Friday to Sunday, which will be attended by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Japan and Canada.
Biden will then attend the NATO summit, the US-EU summit on Tuesday, and the next day meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace.
After the uproar of Donald Trump’s presidency, which puzzled many US allies in Europe and Asia, he will try to use his guidance to undermine his multilateral credentials.
James Ames Base of Al-Azera, Cornwall, reports that Biden’s idea is to “tie alliances closely” after Trump’s tenure.
“We will see it first with the G7 partners, then with the NATO alliance, which, of course, got bruised after Trump … then the EU,” Base said.
Biden wants to “bring the same allies to a number of different world issues,” including efforts to recover from the COVID-19 epidemic, climate change, and how to deal with rival powers such as China and Russia.
Two years before the last meeting of the G7, COVID-19 has killed more than 3.7 million people worldwide, collapsed economies, subjected to severe blockades, and mass layoffs.
As criticism of the WHO study on the origins of the coronavirus grows in January-February, the US president will encourage G7 leaders to call for a second WHO investigation, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a draft communiqué leak.
Hours after that report, EU leaders themselves called for a new, unfettered study of the origins of COVID-19, first discovered in central China in late 2019.
“Investigators need to have full access to what is really needed to find the source of this epidemic,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told reporters in Brussels.
European Council President Charles Michel responded to von der Leyen’s call.
“The world has a right to know exactly what happened in order to learn a lesson,” he said.
But EU diplomats say EU support for the new study is largely symbolic, as the bloc would not be directly involved.
Last month, at the UN mission, the US mission called the WTO preliminary report “insufficient and inviolable” and called for a second inquiry, including in China.
Biden said in May that U.S. intelligence agencies were pursuing competing theories, possibly including the possibility of a laboratory crash in China.
The WHO report said the virus may have been transmitted from bats to humans through another animal, adding that “introduction through a laboratory incident is an extremely unlikely route.”