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Keir Starmer mentioned he needs to “reset” relations with Brussels after Joe Biden referred to as for the UK to have nearer ties with the European Union.

In their first face-to-face talks, held within the Oval Office, the US President mentioned Britain is the “knot” tying the transatlantic alliance collectively.

He urged the brand new Prime Minister to return the nation to being America’s level man for the European Union.

President Biden mentioned: “I kind of see you guys as the knot tying the transatlantic alliance together, the closer you are with Europe. We know where you are, you know where we are.”

Sir Keir has used the Nato summit to start out his plan to melt Brexit preparations.

He met Estonian premier Kaja Kallas, who’s about to turn out to be the European Union’s new chief diplomat, on the sidelines of the Nato summit.

He informed GB News: “I’ve been clear with international leaders here that we do want to reset the relationship with each individual countries, whether they’re EU or not, but more broadly, and of course this being a Nato summit, Nato is the cornerstone of our defence in Europe, working with European allies on defence has never been more important than it is at the moment.”

The two leaders met for talks for the primary time as stress mounted on Mr Biden to give up over his well being.

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Sir Keir was requested if he believed the US president was “senile” and replied “no”.

“We had a really good bilateral, we were billed for 45 minutes, we went on for the best part of an hour, we went through a huge number of issues. At pace, he was actually on really good form,” he informed the BBC.

The journey to the White House got here lower than per week from Sir Keir’s election victory and through his debut on the worldwide leaders’ summit circuit.

Sir Keir informed the president: “The special relationship is so important. It’s forged in difficult circumstances, endured for so long, and stronger now than ever.

“I’m very pleased to be able to come so early in government to recommit to Nato, to recommit to the special relationship and to discuss these affairs with you.”