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UK premier meets US secretary of state

Antony Blinken was in London for the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Karim El-Bar?   | 04.05.2021
UK premier meets US secretary of state

LONDON

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Downing Street on Tuesday.

Blinken was in London for the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting.


A Downing Street spokesperson said the two discussed “the UK’s ambition for our G7 Presidency and the close alignment between UK and US foreign policy.”


“They agreed that UK-US cooperation will be instrumental in achieving progress on tackling Covid, protecting the environment and other international priorities. They also welcomed wider work the UK and US are doing together in areas such as trade and defence.”


The two also discussed the pandemic and the role vaccines play in defeating it, the spokesperson said, adding: “The Prime Minister and Secretary Blinken agreed that the global roll out of vaccines will be key to defeating the coronavirus pandemic. They underlined the importance of G7 work in this area, including efforts to increase international manufacturing capability.”


Other areas of discussion included Afghanistan, Iran, and China.

The spokesperson said Johnson looked forward to welcoming US President Joe Biden to the UK when he makes his first overseas visit to attend the G7 Leaders’ Summit in June.

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