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Britain's Boris Johnson presses Biden for new trade deal

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 21:33:36-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is telling President Joe Biden that he’s eager to forge a new U.S.-U.K. trade deal.

The prime minister's office says the push for a new deal came Saturday in a broad-ranging phone call that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Two other points of discussion were Biden's plans to rejoin the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization.

A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden.

A White House statement on the call made no mention of discussion on trade.