JOE BIDEN will warn Boris Johnson to stick to the promises of the Northern Ireland Protocol when he meets the UK Prime Minister this week.
World leaders will flock to the UK this week for the G7 Summit, which is taking place in Cornwall, south-east England to discuss some of the world's most pressing matters- particularly the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which continues to wreak havoc across the globe.
But US President and proud Irish-American, Joe Biden, will also use this time to discuss Brexit with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and put pressure on him to stick to the agreed rules of the Northern Ireland Protocol, The Times reports.
Citing anonymous sources, the newspaper wrote that President Biden will meet Prime Minister Johnson on Thursday to reiterate the United States's support for the Protocol and its ongoing support for the Good Friday Agreement which put an end to the 30-year violence on Northern Ireland's streets.
He is also expected to issue a warning that any potential trade deal between the US and UK will be damaged if the situation with the Protocol remains unresolved, and will urge the EU to be more flexible with regards to the implementation of Northern Ireland Protocol.
The Northern Ireland Protocol was introduced to stop a stalemate in Brexit discussions between the UK and the EU, in order to prevent a hard border being reintroduced on the island of Ireland.
However it effectively introduces a border in the Irish Sea, with checks on goods between the North and Britain, and has caused huge anger in some Unionist circles.
It, in part, led to the ousting of former DUP Leader and First Minister Arlene Foster, who has been replaced as party leader by Edwin Poots, and who will be replaced as First Minister by a second person in the coming weeks.
The US has been a long-vocal supporter of the Good Friday Agreement and Protocol, with the Senate officially voicing its support with a bipartisan motion brought forward on 16 March this year.