Truss reassured Biden on her plan for the Northern Ireland Protocol, while Biden urged Truss to work with the EU to resolve tensions around post-Brexit trading arrangements in Northern Ireland.
Why it matters
The meeting between Truss and Biden is significant as it is the first time they have met since Truss became Prime Minister. The Northern Ireland Protocol is a key issue in the ongoing Brexit negotiations and any unilateral action by the UK could have significant consequences for the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process in Northern Ireland.
What the papers say
The Independent, BBC News, Sky News
How we got here
The controversy surrounding the Northern Ireland Protocol has been ongoing since the UK left the EU. Truss is pushing ahead with her controversial Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, which the EU and other critics say will breach international law by suspending elements of the agreement. Truss did not discuss the protocol with Macron, but Biden urged her to work with the EU to find a negotiated outcome to solve post-Brexit tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
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Elizabeth Mary Truss, known as Liz Truss, is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since July 2019 and Minister for Women and Equalities since September 2019.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 and represented Delaware in the United States Senate
Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017.