Washington D.C. — In a significant milestone, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden met today at the White House to solidify a groundbreaking economic partnership between the United Kingdom and the United States.
This historic agreement, known as the Atlantic Declaration, marks a new era of deepened economic cooperation between the two nations.
Recognizing their shared values and interconnected advanced economies, both leaders expressed their confidence in the UK and US jointly tackling future challenges.
The Atlantic Declaration lays the foundation for the most comprehensive level of economic collaboration ever witnessed between the UK and another country.
Central to the Atlantic Declaration are the first set of agreements that have been reached.
These commitments include mutual support for critical supply chains, fostering the development of clean technologies, and the removal of trade barriers to ensure seamless exchange of goods and services.
Among the pressing issues discussed was the need for accelerated international cooperation on the safe and responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI).
As pioneering nations in technological advancements, the UK and US will play a pivotal role in these efforts alongside their international partners.
Underscoring the significance of the economic cooperation, Prime Minister Johnson and President Biden emphasized that it complements the robust defense and security alliance shared between the UK and US.
The leaders warmly applauded the ongoing progress achieved through AUKUS, an alliance encompassing Australia, the UK, and the US.
Additionally, they reaffirmed their joint leadership within NATO, showcasing their unwavering commitment to global security.
Joint commitment to Ukraine
Both leaders reiterated their countries’ vital roles in fostering stability across various regions worldwide, while effectively countering hostile activities by state and non-state actors.
The commitment to supporting Ukraine in its fight against Putin’s illegal invasion was highlighted as a prime example of this shared dedication.
Anticipating future collaboration, Prime Minister Johnson and President Biden eagerly looked forward to reconvening at the upcoming NATO Summit in Vilnius next month.
The Atlantic Declaration between the UK and US signals a monumental stride toward fortified economic ties, bolstering their positions as global powerhouses.
With their like-mindedness and deep-rooted partnership, the UK and US are set to pave the way for a prosperous future characterized by innovation, cooperation, and shared values.