Biden, Truss agree on need to end over-reliance on Russia, China

The leaders of the United States and Britain have agreed to closely work together in addressing global challenges from countries including China and Russia.

US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Liz Truss held their first face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in New York.

The British prime minister's office said the leaders "stressed the need to end over-reliance on authoritarian states in terms of our energy, technology and manufacturing supply chains."

The White House said the leaders agreed to continue their governments' close coordination in supporting Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian aggression, and addressing the challenges posed by China.

The US and Britain have been united in efforts to impose sanctions on Russia as well as taking a harsh stance against China.

Observers say the meeting confirmed that bilateral cooperation on these issues remains unchanged following the change of leadership in Britain.