Boris Johnson has arrived in the US for talks on Afghanistan, climate change, and travel. The Foreign Secretary will meet with President Donald Trump on Monday before travelling to New York to meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Boris Johnson flew to the US for talks on Afghanistan, climate and travel. He will be meeting with President Trump in Washington, DC.
Boris Johnson will go to the United States to see Joe Biden ahead of the UN General Assembly (Picture: PA)
Boris Johnson is flying to the United States this afternoon in an attempt to mend fences after the catastrophic military pullout from Afghanistan.
When he talks with President Joe Biden at the White House, the Prime Minister will also address climate change and the possibility of easing transatlantic travel restrictions.
This week, Mr Johnson will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he will advocate for “concrete action on coal, climate, automobiles, and trees.”
‘World leaders have a short window of time remaining to deliver on their climate pledges ahead of COP26,’ Mr Johnson said ahead of the visit.
‘My message to everyone I meet this week will be clear: what we do in the next months will be judged by future generations.’
At the UN summit, the PM will be accompanied by Alok Sharma, the president of COP26, who announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping has yet to commit to attending the international climate change conference.
If the negotiations are to succeed in reducing global warming, China’s agreement — the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases – is regarded as crucial.
Mr Sharma expressed his optimism that a delegation will be sent to the meeting, which will be held in Glasgow in November.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson boards the RAF Voyager at Stansted Airport on his way to Washington for a meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden (Picture: PA)
At the G7 meeting in Cornwall, Johnson and Biden will address the Afghan situation, climate change, and the possibility of easing Covid travel restrictions. (Photo courtesy of PA)
On Sky News’ Sunday show, he told Trevor Phillips: ‘There is no question that China will play a major role in all of this.’ They are the world’s largest emitter.
‘They’ve told me that they want COP26 to be a success.’ They now have the ball in their hands.
‘We want them to step up and work with the rest of the globe to make it a success.’
Mr Johnson will also attempt to convince Mr Biden that by threatening to cancel Brexit negotiations with the European Union, he is not jeopardizing Northern Ireland’s peace.
Alok Sharma, the president of COP26, has yet to clarify whether China would attend the crucial climate negotiations in November (photo: AlokSharma RDG Via Twitter).
On Sunday afternoon, new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss boarded the Prime Minister’s aircraft (Picture: PA)
It comes after MPs warned Whitehall was unable to manage more than one big crisis at a time, accusing the Prime Minister of taking a’more casual’ attitude to Britain’s national security.
The collapse of Afghanistan, according to the Joint Committee on National Security Strategy, demonstrated that the existing structure was “inadequate to the job.”
The lack of planning for the departure of foreign troops from Kabul was described as a “systematic failure.”
Liz Truss, the new foreign secretary, will also attend the summit in the hopes of ‘making the case for stronger economic, diplomatic, and security alliances to help us grasp the possibilities – and address the problems – of the contemporary era.’
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