President Joe Biden did not mention the British prime minister by name in a statement praising the US-UK alliance

On Thursday, the White House issued a statement about the importance of the US-UK alliance in support of Ukraine in response to news from London that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had resigned as leader of the Conservative Party and would vacate 10 Downing Street as only his replacement will come. named. President Joe Biden didn’t even mention Johnson by name.

“The United Kingdom and the United States are the closest of friends and allies, and the special relationship between our peoples remains strong and enduring,” said the statement, first published CBS News.

“I look forward to continuing our close collaboration with the UK government, as well as our allies and partners around the world, on a number of important priorities. This includes maintaining a strong and unified approach to support the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves from [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s brutal war against their democracy and holding Russia accountable for its actions,” read the statement attributed to Biden. It had not been posted on the White House website as of 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

Biden himself told CNN he had no further comment on Johnson’s resignation when asked after the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Thursday afternoon.

“No, it’s part of the process,” the American leader said.

The New York Post is called Biden’s statement is a “contempt” for Johnson, who noted that previous US presidents traditionally commented on the resignations of British prime ministers with a kind word for them personally.

The President of Ukraine, on the other hand, Uladzimir Zelensky, said that all his compatriots were “saddened” by the news about the resignation of the party leader “friend Boris Johnson”, and also thanked Great Britain for its help and support.

Johnson led the Tories to a historic election victory in 2019 and successfully took the UK out of the EU. Amid the rising cost of living and historic inflation, the party moved against him last month, allegedly over the Partygate scandal over the breach of the Covid-19 lockdown.

While Johnson easily survived June 6 vote of no confidence, he stepped down on Thursday after more than 50 government officials, including cabinet ministers, resigned. He will remain as interim prime minister until the Tories can name a replacement.


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