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Biden-Johnson amid G7 summit exchange gifts


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2021 Jun 12, 14:12, London, UK
US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: ANI
In a gesture affirming the warmth and strength of UK-US ties, President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson exchanged gifts amid the ongoing Group of Seven (G7) Summit in the United Kingdom.

The US President gifted a handmade USD 6,000 bicycle while the British prime minister presented Biden with a photo of a 19th-century anti-slavery campaigner, during his first overseas trip as US president.

Biden's gift to Johnson is painted blue with red and white decorations to evoke the British Union Jack and signatures of the two world leaders on the crossbar, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Moreover, US and British flags are present on the head tube of the bike.

According to Politico, Johnson gave Biden a framed photograph of a leading 19th-century anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass.

As per the British media reports, Downing Street decided on the photograph after coming across it on the Wikipedia page for Douglass.

The photograph of the anti-slavery campaigner was taken by Melissa Highton -- a UK-US dual national.


Formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass is seen in this image taken in Boston in 1876. George Kendall Warren/National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. - RC22BH9JPY8N
Formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass is seen in this image taken in Boston in 1876. George Kendall Warren/National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. - RC22BH9JPY8N

Following the meeting between the two leaders, Biden thanked UK PM for hosting him, on Twitter. He said: "The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is stronger than ever."

Meanwhile, Johnson also affirmed the strong US-UK ties, saying, "The future of the world's stability and prosperity lies in cooperation between the UK and the US, the closest of partners and the greatest of allies."

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