Britain’s new prime minister, Liz Truss, has pulled the plug on her deliberate face-to-face meeting with President Joe Biden this weekend — whereas protecting appointments with a number of different heads of state forward of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.
No motive was given for the obvious snub of the US president, which was announced by Truss’s office Saturday.
Instead, Truss will maintain a bilateral meeting with Biden in New York on Sept. 21, when each are set to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
Her pre-funeral confabs with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Polish President Andrzej Duda are continuing as deliberate, according to Politico.
Truss, who took over from Boris Johnson as Britain’s prime minister simply days earlier than the Queen’s demise, is utilizing the sequence of “low-key” conferences throughout the funeral weekend to determine herself in her new function, the Times of London reported.
Biden was aboard Air Force One on his option to London when the change in plans was introduced.