MADRID, 16 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, and the President of the United States, Joe Biden, have held a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit that is being held these days in Bali, Indonesia, in which they have described as "barbaric" Russian attacks on Ukrainian territory.
In the first face-to-face meeting that both leaders have in private, Sunak and Biden have reaffirmed the national and international importance of the "solid relationship" between their countries, "particularly given the difficult economic times that the world is currently facing," according to a statement. Downing Street.
In this regard, the British Prime Minister and the US President have stressed that Russia's actions are "directly responsible" for precipitating global economic problems, including rising inflation.
For this reason, they have reiterated the need to maintain "international pressure" to ensure that Putin fails in Ukraine, since "it is in everyone's interest."
The leaders have stressed the importance of like-minded allies providing "a counterpoint" to authoritarian regimes, including ensuring that developing countries can grow sustainably.
Among other issues, Sunak and Biden have expressed their willingness to cooperate within the framework of the AUKUS pact to which Australia is also a signatory, and in other areas including trade, defense and protection of the Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement). ).