PM Heads For The White House To Build Bridges After Afghan Shambles
Daily Express|September 20, 2021
Government move to avert energy crisis
Martyn Brown

Boris Johnson will meet Joe Biden in Washington tomorrow in a bid to build bridges following the chaotic withdrawal of Allied soldiers from Afghanistan.

Mr Johnson will also tell world leaders at a UN summit today that rich nations must stump up more money to help poorer countries slash their carbon emissions.

The Prime Minister is making his first visit to the White House since Mr Biden succeeded Donald Trump as US President.

Many had hoped the Democrat’s arrival would restore the “special relationship” between the UK and US to full health, but the crisis in Afghanistan has put it under further strain.

The US decision to pull its troops out of the war-torn country was heavily criticised in the UK after it paved the way for Taliban militants to seize back control.

Mr Biden rejected calls from the PM and other allies to delay his withdrawal to buy more time to evacuate former Afghan staff, their families and other vulnerable citizens.

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