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PRESS RELEASE : Rishi Sunak meeting with President Biden of the United States [July 2023]

The press release issued by 10 Downing Street on 10 July 2023.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to Downing Street this morning.

The leaders discussed progress made since they announced the Atlantic Declaration, a first-of-its kind framework for the economic partnership between the UK and the US, last month.

Since the Prime Minister and President Biden’s last meeting in the White House, we have begun work on a UK-US Critical Minerals Agreement and the Joint Action Group on Energy Security has met to begin work on strengthening our clean energy supply chains.

The Prime Minister and President Biden agreed to hold the first high level meeting between Number 10 and White House representatives in October to drive progress under the Atlantic Declaration.

The Prime Minister also updated on the UK’s AI Summit which will be held this autumn and welcomed the President’s strong support for the initiative.

Looking ahead to this week’s NATO Summit, the Prime Minister and President Biden agreed on the need to strengthen our alliance and maintain our support for Ukraine. They discussed the progress of the counter-offensive and emphasised the importance of the country’s international partners committing to its long-term defence, providing the support Ukraine needs to win this war and secure a just and lasting peace.

On broader NATO issues, they agreed on the need to ensure that Sweden has a swift path to full NATO accession.

The Prime Minister and President Biden also discussed the broader geopolitical context, including in the Indo-Pacific and with regard to Iran.

The leaders agreed on the importance of their friendship and of continuing the close dialogue they have had in the few months.