President of the United States Joe Biden will visit Britain and Belgium in June this year, this will be his first foreign trip as the American leader. This is according to a statement from White House press secretary Jen Psaki released April 23.
“This trip will underscore his commitment to rebuilding our alliances, revitalizing the transatlantic relationship, and working closely with our allies and multilateral partners to respond to global challenges and better protect America’s interests,” the statement said.
It is specified that in Great Britain Biden will participate in the G7 summit which is planned to be held in Cornwall on June 11-13.
According to Psaki, there the American leader “will work to advance key U.S. policy priorities in public health, economic recovery, and climate change.”
In addition, Biden plans to hold a series of bilateral meetings with other G7 leaders in Britain, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
From there, the U.S. president will travel to Brussels where he will participate in the NATO summit on June 14.
In Belgium, Biden will also attend the U.S.-EU summit to discuss, among other things, increasing digital trade and common foreign policy concerns.
The Daily Telegraph reported in January that Britain would be the first or second foreign country Biden would visit after becoming head of state.
The newspaper noted that it would be a great diplomatic success for the head of the British government. Biden is supposedly going to forget about his disagreements with the current British leadership and strengthen relations between the two countries.