America’s next President Joe Biden has been invited to a major climate summit in Glasgow by the Prime Minister.
The UK is hosting the rescheduled COP26 at the Scottish Event Campus next November.
Heads of state, climate experts and campaigners are due to attend to consider coordinated action in the fight against climate change.
Boris Johnson extended the invitation when he spoke with Biden on Tuesday afternoon to congratulate him on his election victory over Donald Trump.
A Downing Street spokesman said: “They discussed the close and long-standing relationship between our countries and committed to building on this partnership in the years ahead, in areas such as trade and security – including through Nato.
“The Prime Minister and president-elect also looked forward to working closely together on their shared priorities, from tackling climate change, to promoting democracy, and building back better from the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Prime Minister invited the president-elect to attend the COP26 climate change summit that the UK is hosting in Glasgow next year.
“They also looked forward to seeing each other in person, including when the UK hosts the G7 summit in 2021.”