British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who took office in September, announced a sweeping economic reform agenda.
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British Prime Minister Liz Truss is seeking a negotiated solution with the European Union to resolve tensions around the Northern Ireland Protocol, she said in an interview with CNN on Sunday.
The Northern Ireland Protocol was designed to maintain peace in the region after Brexit, and as an MP Truss introduced legislation to dissolve it. US President Joe Biden has warned against disrupting the peace in Northern Ireland, and the two leaders discussed the issue during their first in-person meeting on Wednesday.
“What is important is that we protect and respect the positions of both the nationalist community in Northern Ireland and the unionist community in Northern Ireland,” Truss said on Sunday.
Truss is also facing growing tensions from Commonwealth countries around the world following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, which has reignited debates over whether nations should sever ties with the British monarchy.
Truss said she saw an “outpouring of love and affection” for the late Queen, and was very supportive of the Commonwealth.
“I think the Commonwealth is a force for good,” she said. “He is a supporter of freedom and democracy, and we need more of that in a world where we have these authoritarian regimes who want to overthrow these ideas.”