President Biden, in his first journey overseas since taking workplace, arrived in Europe on Wednesday with a frightening agenda: Reassure allies that the hostility of the Trump years was a momentary aberration in U.S. coverage, coax them towards coordinated insurance policies on Russia, China, international warming and the coronavirus, after which confront Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
It could be a formidable set of challenges within the best of occasions. These will not be these occasions.
Mr. Biden is preventing to pursue his home agenda, together with a trillion-dollar infrastructure spending plan, with razor-thin Democratic management of Congress and decided Republican opposition. America is effectively alongside the highway to rising from the pandemic and recession, however a lot of the world stays caught of their grip, and well being consultants warn that no nation is secure from the virus till each nation is.
Mr. Biden traveled first to Cornwall, the southwestern tip of England, the place the annual summit assembly of the Group of seven giant, rich democracies might be held from Friday by Sunday. Starting on Thursday, he will even maintain one-on-one conferences with different G7 leaders, and on Sunday he’ll go to Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Fortress. He’ll then meet with NATO officers and leaders from the European Union subsequent week earlier than ending his whirlwind tour on Wednesday when he meets Mr. Putin in Geneva.
Mr. Biden met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, earlier than Friday’s assembly of the Group of seven main industrial nations.
The primary girl, Dr. Jill Biden, wore a jacket with the phrase “Love” on it.
Army police exterior the Carbis Bay Resort, the place world leaders are gathering.
Mr. Biden and Mr. Johnson checked out a duplicate of the Atlantic Constitution and historic pictures throughout their assembly.
Mr. Biden and Dr. Biden, on the airport in Cornwall.
Mr. Biden delivered remarks to U.S. navy personnel and their households stationed at Royal Air Drive Mildenhall in the UK.
“We have now to finish Covid-19, not simply at residence, which we’re doing, however in all places,” Mr. Biden advised United States troops.