U.S. President Joe Biden embarked on his first overseas trip on Wednesday where he will meet European partners.
The president and First Lady Jill Biden are scheduled to meet U.S. soldiers in the English county of Suffolk to kick off their first foreign trip since taking office in January.
On Thursday, Biden was due to meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson near Cornwall, where the G7 summit taking place from Friday to Sunday, on the fringes of which Biden was expected to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among other G7 leaders.
At the end of their visit to Britain, the U.S. president and the first lady would be received by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle near London on Sunday.
On Monday, Biden planned to attend the NATO summit in Brussels, where a top-level meeting with EU representatives is scheduled for the following day.
On Wednesday of next week, Biden would be expected to hold an eagerly awaited summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva before the U.S. president returned to Washington.
The White House said, “This trip will highlight America’s commitment to rallying the world’s democracies, coming together to shape the rules of the road for the 21st century, defend our values, and tackle the world’s biggest challenges.’’ (dpa/NAN)