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Johnson: Call with Biden was a return to traditional UK-U.S. relations

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, November 11, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described his phone call with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden as a return to traditional issues in relations between Britain and the United States.

“It was a kind of return to the kind of business that we’re used to doing together: sticking up for democracy around the world, human rights, free trade, NATO, our joint security, the transatlantic alliance ... and above all climate change,” Johnson said when asked about the call which took place on Tuesday evening.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison