Johnson and Biden set to agree ‘new Atlantic Charter’ ahead of world leaders’ meeting

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Boris Johnson and Joe Biden will set out their joint vision for a “sustainable global recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic when they meet ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Holding their first face-to-face talks on Thursday, the leaders are expected to agree what has been billed as a new Atlantic Charter – a reference to the declaration of post-war cooperation between Winston Churchill and President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1941.

According to Downing Street, the meeting will focus on climate change, security, the global trading system and defending democracy, as well as efforts to coordinate how transatlantic travel can resume safely.

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The ongoing issues in Northern Ireland, related to disagreements between the EU and UK over the implementation of the Brexit protocol, will also be discussed.

In a statement ahead of the talks, the prime minister said: “While more...