Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of United Kingdom Before Bilateral Meeting

The White House

Carbis Bay Hotel

Cornwall, United Kingdom

3:23 P.M. BST

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: Well, it is a — what a great, great pleasure, Mr. President, to welcome you to Cornwall.

PRESIDENT BIDEN: It is a great pleasure to be here.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: Fantastic to see you. Fantastic to see you here on what — what I think is your — is your first big overseas trip since you’ve been —

PRESIDENT BIDEN: It is.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: — since you’ve been President.

PRESIDENT BIDEN: It is. I’ve visited your great country many times, but this is the first time as President of the United States.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: Well, everybody is —

PRESIDENT BIDEN: It’s a great honor.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: Everybody is absolutely thrilled to see you. And —

PRESIDENT BIDEN: And I’m thrilled to be here. I’m thrilled to meet your wife.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: Yes, well — and they’ve gone off to do something else. (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT BIDEN: They did. I told the Prime Minister we have something in common: We both married way above our station.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: And I’m — and I’m not going to — I’m not going to — I’m not going to dissent from that one. I’m not going to disagree with the President on that or indeed on anything else, I think, either, likely.

Are we — are we going to — are we going to have like — we could just continue —

AIDE: Okay, thank you, press.

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: I was going to say, we generally agree, Joe. You could probably (inaudible).

Q (Cross-talk.)

PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: Thanks, everybody.

3:25 P.M. BST

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