Lawmakers meet with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
UPDATED 2:41 PM PT – Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Britain has been looking to take steps with the U.S. when it comes to trade between the two nations. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill met with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday to discuss what Johnson has called a “bigger free trade deal.”
Johnson touted an agreement with the U.S. on trade as a positive side effect of Brexit. However, when Joe Biden took office those hopes seemed to fade.
During their meeting on Tuesday, Johnson received little encouragement from Biden in terms of trade, but Johnson has held out hope that a deal could be made.
“No, I don’t agree with that at all. I think there is every prospect of a free trade deal with the United States. But in the meantime, what we are doing is taking practical steps to help our exporters, so you’ve already seen the ban on British beef lifted, you’ve seen the tariffs come off scotch whisky, we’ve sorted out the Airbus Boeing dispute, which has been going on for decades.”
The relationship between the UK and the US is vital to confronting the great challenges of the 21st century.
Working with @POTUS we will advance our shared vision of a greener global economy and preserving freedom and democracy around the world.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 22, 2021
Johnson said his aim was to take smaller steps toward mending the nations’ trade relations.