A spokesperson from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said:
In their first phone call, the Foreign Secretary congratulated Secretary Blinken on his confirmation to the role. They discussed the opportunities to work together on a shared agenda, to reinforce democratic values across the world and to strengthen the two countries’ global alliance. They spoke about the UK’s presidencies of the G7 and COP26, the need to tackle Iranian destabilising behaviour and cooperation to hold China to its international commitments.
The Foreign Secretary welcomed President Biden’s commitment to tackling climate change, including by re-joining the Paris Agreement, as well as the US re-engaging with the World Health Organization.
They agreed to speak again soon and continue the ongoing conversation.
Published 27 January 2021