Rishi Sunak will lobby US President Joe Biden to make a Brit the next head of NATO

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RISHI Sunak will lobby Joe Biden this week to make a Brit the next head of NATO after the UK led the world on arming Ukraine.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s campaign to be the next boss of the western alliance will step up a gear at the PM’s talks with the US President.

Rishi Sunak will try to convince US President Joe Biden to make a Brit the next head of NATO

Wallace would be the first Brit as NATO Secretary General in two decades, with Mr Sunak promoting his pitch at the White House.

The PM’s visit to Washington DC will also see discussion on regulating Artificial Intelligence and drumming up inward investment to the UK.

But talks on a US trade deal before next year’s General Election have been shelved.

The PM could also be honoured by throwing the opening baseball pitch at a Washington Nationals game on Wednesday evening.

The match will reflect the “UK-US friendship” with both national anthems played by the Royal Marine Corps of Drums and their US counterparts.

There are also plans for a joint flypast over the ball game.

No10 sources insist the cricket-mad PM has yet to practice his throw for the big pressure moment broadcast to millions of Americans.

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