LONDON – Britain’s Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the United States presidential election on Saturday, although the victory could create problems for the prime minister over Biden’s voice over his Brexit policy concerns.
Johnson, dubbed “British Trump” by incumbent Donald Trump, has never met with Biden and analysts have suggested he will have to work harder to promote the so-called “special relationship” between the closest.
“We congratulate Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris for making history,” Johnson said in a statement.
“The U.S. is our most important partner and I look forward to working collaboratively on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.”
However, Biden’s election could create immediate difficulties for Johnson, whose government wants a trade agreement with the European Union.
Biden, who spoke on the value of his Irish heritage, warned that the United Kingdom must honor the Northern Ireland Peace Agreement in 1998 as it withdraws from the blog or no longer a separate U.S. trade agreement.
The message came after Johnson introduced a law that would violate Northern Ireland’s Brexit divorce agreement that seeks to avoid a cultural barrier between the British province and the EU member state.
He says the law is needed to keep the terms of the Good Friday agreement.
In addition to receiving a lot of praise from Trump, Johnson was accused of insulting Barack Obama, Biden’s former vice president, in a 2016 newspaper article.
He called for the explosion of British leader during the war Winston Churchill who was removed from the Oval Office for “ancestral dislike of the Kenyan President of the British Empire”.
However, analysts also suggest that there will be more in terms of New York-born Johnson and Biden-born policies, from addressing climate change and Iran’s nuclear deal, NATO funding, and security and intelligence.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who said it was clear that Biden had won despite some “still-playing” procedures, also stressed where the partners could work together.