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Referring to a potential free trade agreement with the US, Mr Johnson said Mr Biden was busy with matters such as his large infrastructure package.
He added that American negotiators are “pretty ruthless” and that he would rather get a deal that really works for the UK than get a quick deal”.
Before his visit to Washington, the Tory leader insisted he had a good relationship with his US counterpart, saying their relationship was “terrific”.
The pair are expected to discuss the climate crisis among other topics during the meeting. On Monday, Mr Johnson said “we are not counting our chickens” that Mr Biden would give extra financial support to an initiative supporting developing countries to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
UK trade deal not a priority for Biden, Johnson admits
07:51 , Rory Sullivan
His comment came shortly before his visit to the White House on Tuesday.
Here’s a report from our politics editor Andrew Woodcock:
Trade deal with UK is not a priority for Biden, Boris Johnson accepts
07:48 , Rory Sullivan
Good morning, and welcome to The Independent’s live UK politics coverage, which will focus on Boris Johnson’s visit to the US.Internet Explorer Channel Network