Boris Johnson congratulates Joe Biden in phone call


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on his US election win.

Biden called the PM ahead of the leaders of other major European countries.

Johnson said he looked forward to “strengthening the partnership” between the US and UK.

He is also understood to have assured Biden that Brexit would not undermine the Good Friday Agreement on peace in Northern Ireland.

In a statement, Biden’s office said he had “reaffirmed” his support fort he Good Friday Agreement, which his Democratic predecessor in the White House, President Bill Clinton, played an instrumental role in bringing about.

The office also expressed his desire to strengthen the historic “special relationship” between the two countries and “redouble co-operation” on issues of mutual concern, including health security and promoting democracy.

The media declared Biden the election winner on Saturday after he passed the threshold of 270 electoral college votes.

But counting is ongoing in some states, with incumbent President Donald Trump disputing many of the results.

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