UK PM Boris Johnson has insisted US democracy remains "strong", despite the commotion over former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
The Senate acquitted Trump of incitement to insurrection following the storming of Congress on 6 January.
Johnson said his relationship with new President Joe Biden was "excellent", reports the BBC citing the CBS.
And he promised the American and UK governments would work well together on issues like climate change and defence.
Biden, who was inaugurated on 20 January, has never met the prime minister in person, but this is set to change later this year, with the UK hosting the G7 summit in the summer and the COP26 climate change gathering in the autumn.During his interview for CBS's Face the Nation show, Johnson was keen to stress that their two countries were "coming together" on the environment, ways of dealing with Iran and the future of Nato.
These were all issues on which Trump took a different line to the UK government, but the prime minister called recent statements by Biden "incredibly encouraging".
Having previously condemned the violence inside Washington's Capitol building last month, he was asked about the impeachment trial of Trump, in which prosecutors failed to get the two-thirds majority in the Senate needed to convict the ex-president.
"I think the clear message that we get from the proceedings in America is that, after all the toings and froings and all the kerfuffle, American democracy is strong," he said.
"And the American constitution is strong and robust. And we're delighted now, I'm very delighted, to have a good relationship with the White House, which is an important part of any UK prime minister's mission.
"I've had some good conversations already with President Biden, fantastic conversations about the way he sees things."