The British politician who helped form his country's new government got a call Thursday from Vice President Joe Biden.

Nick Clegg, the leader of the U.K.'s Liberal Democrat party who became the government's Deputy Prime Minister, spoke with Biden two days after taking office.

The pair spoke about "the range of strategic challenges facing both countries," according to the White House, including the financial crisis that's affected much of the European continent over the past months.

Clegg led his party's member to join with Conservative Party leader David Cameron to form a coalition government in the U.K. Under the agreement, Cameron became prime minister, while Clegg became his deputy.

The agreement has been promoted as one to stand the test of time, but the leaders of the competing parties joining together to govern have created an interesting political circumstance that many are watching.