Prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Joe Biden have agreed a new Atlantic Charter.
The original Atlantic Charter included landmark agreements to promote democracy, free trade and increased opportunity for all.
It was one of the greatest triumphs of UK and US relations and did more than any other agreement to shape the world order, leading directly to the creation of the UN and NATO.
The new Atlantic Charter will outline eight areas where the prime minister and president Biden resolve to work together for the benefit of humanity.
Many of these are based around our enduring values, including defending democracy, reaffirming the importance of collective security, and building a fair and sustainable global trading system, a statement said.
But the charter will also recognise more recent challenges, such as dealing with the threat posed by cyber-attacks, acting urgently on climate change and to protect biodiversity and supporting the world to bring an end to, and recover from, the coronavirus pandemic.
The principled commitments include working to open up travel between the UK and US as soon as possible.
Many people in the UK and US have been prevented from seeing family and friends for over 400 days as a result of coronavirus travel…