On Thursday, US President Joe Biden is expected to put pressure on Boris Johnson to overcome the thorny Northern Ireland Protocol problem, which has stymied ongoing post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and the EU.
Biden will meet with Johnson in Cornwall ahead of the G7 summit, which will be held on June 11–13 in the United Kingdom, which is hosting the G7 presidency for 2021. The US President arrived in the UK on Air Force One, landing at RAF Mildenhall before continuing to Carbis Bay, Cornwall, for discussions with Johnson on Thursday.
The 46th President of the United States believes that the Good Friday Agreement is the cornerstone of Northern Ireland's peaceful coexistence. On Air Force One, Biden's adviser, Jake Sullivan, was quoted by the media as stating.
The 1998 Good Friday Agreement, often known as the Belfast Agreement, ended the "Troubles" - three decades of carnage between those who wanted Northern Ireland to stay in the United Kingdom and those who wanted it to depart and join a united Ireland.
Biden believes the post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol is “critical” to ensuring that the Good Friday Agreement is protected, and the UK and the EU must continue negotiations to hammer out an acceptable solution, the adviser was quoted as saying.