UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is currently in talks with President Joe Biden of United States and may be signing a mouth watering trade deal any moment from now as the two leaders recently finished a phone call.
The call saw both leader talking about the potential benefits of a free trade deal. However, a Downing Street spokesperson said Mr Johnson reiterated his intention to resolve the outstanding issues as soon as possible.
There is still concerns over the controversial Scottish Whisky tariff after the US trade officials under former President Donald Trump introduced crippling barriers on the sector last year.
The UK Trade Secretary Liz Truss is looking forward to having an early meeting with President Biden’s trade negotiator, Katherine Tai.
Mr Johnson tweeted after the call, “Great to speak to President Joe Biden this evening. I look forward to deepening the long-standing alliance between our two countries as we drive a green and sustainable recovery from COVID-19.”
It as also disclosed that Boris Johnson and Mr Biden “discussed the benefits of a potential free trade deal between our two countries, and the Prime Minister reiterated his intention to resolve existing trade issues as soon as possible”.
Though White House did not mention trade as on of the topic of conversations discussed by Johnson and Biden last night. However, the early call will bring some relieve to Downing Street as it’s believe that a deal with the U.S. under Biden will be tough since the new President is anti-Brexit.
It’s also believe that the UK Prime Minister is the first European leader to have received a call from the President Biden after his inauguration last week. He has also spoken to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.