Johnson welcomes Biden as he succeeds Trump as US president

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Boris Johnson refused to answer whether he thinks President Biden is 'woke' but says he and the new US president share many values.

The PM said America's leadership is "vital" to the rest of the world, from tackling the climate crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, as Mr Biden took the oath of office during a ceremony at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

Shortly before his inauguration, Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to become vice-president, as well as the first black person and the first person of South Asian descent to serve in the role.

Mr Johnson tweeted: "Congratulations to @JoeBiden on being sworn in as President of the United States and to @KamalaHarris on her historic inauguration.

"America's leadership is vital on the issues that matter to us all, from climate change to Covid, and I look forward to working with President Biden."

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