Joe Biden is scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16 in his visit.
U.S. President Joe Biden (AFP)
After becoming the President of America, Joe Biden left for Britain on his first foreign trip on Wednesday. During this eight-day visit, Biden will try to repair trans-Atlantic ties that have deteriorated during Trump’s tenure and reorganize ties with Russia. Biden’s visit is going to be a test of his ability to manage and improve relations with America’s key allies. Significantly, during the time of Donald Trump, relations deteriorated due to trade tariffs and exclusion of the US from international treaties.
In an article in the Washington Post, Biden said, “Will the democratic coalitions and institutions that have shaped the last century so much proved their mettle against modern-day threats and adversaries? I believe the answer is yes. And this week in Europe we will have a chance to prove it. At the same time, in this visit, on June 16, he is going to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva. The eyes of the world are going to be on this meeting. It is believed that during this meeting, Biden will directly talk about Russian hacking, Moscow’s action in Ukraine and other issues.
Biden to attend G7 summit
Upon arrival in Britain, Joe Biden will make his first stop at the seaside village of St. Ives in Cornwall. Here he is going to attend the G7 summit. The meeting is expected to discuss vaccine diplomacy, trade, climate change and infrastructure reconstruction in developing countries. US officials see these efforts to rein in China’s growing influence. Biden may face pressure to supply the vaccine to other countries of the world. However, he had announced to give two crore vaccine doses only last week.
Biden will also meet Queen Elizabeth
The US President will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Cornwall on Thursday. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will meet with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle after the three-day G7 summit. Biden will then travel to Brussels for talks with leaders of NATO and the European Union. Here, Russia and China are going to be at the center of the agenda of talks. At the same time, NSA Jack Sullivan has said that the G7 and NATO meetings will serve to show unity with their allies before the meeting with Putin.
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