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Biden, Johnson strike convivial tone in 1st meeting

June 10, 2021


President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were all smiles during their first meeting, highlighting their nations’ famed “special relationship” but doing so against a backdrop of differences both political and personal.

Biden hopes to use his first overseas trip as president to reassure European allies that the United States had shed the transactional tendencies of Donald Trump’s term and is a reliable partner again. He and Johnson immediately struck a tone of conviviality as the news media watched.

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