Joe Biden will attend the G7 summit in the United Kingdom in June: it will be his first trip abroad as the president of the United States.
The president will participate after a meeting with the leaders of NATO and another with heads of state of the European Union. Both will take place in Brussels
Joe Biden's first overseas trip as president of the United States will be to the G7 summit in the United Kingdom in June and will be followed by meetings of NATO and another one with leaders of the European Union - both in Brussels - reported on Friday the White House.
The president plans to participate in the Group of Seven summit, which brings together the major global powers, in Cornwall, England, from June 11 to 13. The day after, he will travel to the Belgian capital.
The White House press secretary said the president was "working with global allies to re-establish our alliance, restore inter-state relations, and work with our allies and multilateral partners to better meet the challenges and safeguard US interests." We will reaffirm our commitment to work. Jen Psaki, on what will be the first departure from the country of the Democratic president since he took office in January. Biden has already held a meeting with his G7 peers in February, but this was held in virtual format due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After former President Donald Trump weakened America's historical ties with European and Asian allies, Biden has emphasized the need to rebuild traditional alliances and put Washington back at the center of multilateral groups, such as those with whom he will maintain his ties. First face-to-face meetings.
Psaki said that Biden would strengthen our commitment to multilateralism, advance America's key political priorities on public health, economic recovery, and climate change, and demonstrate solidarity and shared values among the major democratic parties.
The G7 will also provide an opportunity for bilateral talks with other leaders of the group, including the host, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said.
According to the spokeswoman, at the June 14 NATO summit, Biden will seek "to affirm the United States' commitment to NATO, transatlantic security and collective defense," according to the spokeswoman.
"NATO leaders will discuss how to guide the alliance against future threats and ensure effective burden sharing," said Psaki, who in turn indicated that more individual meetings would be scheduled with other leaders of the transatlantic alliance.
The organization has experienced its first tense situation since the inauguration of Biden in recent weeks with the increase in Russian troops near the border with Ukraine.
Although Kyiv is not a member of the alliance, it expressed its support and harsh criticism against Moscow, repeatedly urging the country to de-escalate the situation. After conducting a series of military exercises in Crimea on Thursday, the Russian army began to withdraw.
His announcement was immediately received by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who warned that his army would remain "vigilant." NATO representatives made similar statements.
The White House did not say whether Biden would try to include a possible summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the trip. The president has agreed to meet with a Kremlin leader in a third country to try to bolster growing tensions between the United States and Russia.
In addition to the summits of international organizations, Biden will participate in a summit between the United States and the European Union to "underscore" the commitment to a strong transatlantic partnership based on common concerns and preferences.
The leaders will address a common agenda to assure global health security, the global economic revival movement, tackle climate change, improve digital and trade agreement, restore democracy, and address mutual foreign policy concerns Psaki listed.