Joe Biden arrives in UK forward of G7 summit in Cornwall – his first official abroad journey as US president

2021-06-09 23:11:00

Joe Biden has arrived within the UK on Air Power One forward of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

He touched down at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk on Wednesday night, starting his first abroad journey as US president.

A big crowd of US Air Power personnel and their households have been ready for him inside a hangar, the place he is because of handle them.

Air Force One carrying U.S. President Joe Biden lands at RAF (Royal Air Force) Mildenhall as he arrives ahead of the G7 Summit, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, Britain, June 9, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Mr Biden arrived in Suffolk on Air Power One

He’s anticipated to spend about 90 minutes at Mildenhall earlier than flying to Newquay after which travelling on to Tregenna Fort in Carbis Bay.

He’ll meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson tomorrow earlier than the G7 begins in Carbis Bay on Friday.

After the summit – which additionally consists of leaders from Canada, Japan, France, Germany, and Italy – Mr Biden and the primary woman will meet the Queen at Windsor Fort earlier than the president heads to Belgium after which Switzerland.

Mr Johnson has stated he desires to debate the COVID-19 pandemic and urge different leaders to do extra to vaccinate the remainder of the world, however it’s possible the rising Brexit commerce row and its impact on the Northern Eire peace course of may also come up.

Mr Biden’s nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan has warned that the president has “very deep” considerations on the difficulty, including that the post-Brexit Northern Eire Protocol is “crucial” to making sure that the Good Friday Settlement is protected.

Throughout Mr Biden’s flight throughout the Atlantic, his press secretary Jen Psaki and Mr Sullivan instructed reporters what else is on Mr Biden’s agenda:

• Boosting vaccine provide – the US introduced on Wednesday night that it could donate 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to poorer international locations

• Following discussions about potential waivers of mental property legal guidelines permitting extra vaccines to be produced around the globe, Mr Sullivan stated he doesn’t anticipate rivalry however “convergence” on the difficulty

• Mr Sullivan stated that strikes to vaccinate poorer international locations quicker are “the precise factor to do” and the sensible factor to do when it comes to stopping new variants of the virus. Mr Biden additionally desires to point out that democracies can lead the struggle

• Mr Biden will meet Russian president Vladimir Putin in Switzerland the place he’ll focus on the rise in ransomware assaults which have been attributed to Russian hackers

• The battle in Syria can be mentioned, as will considerations about Russia’s new nuclear methods

• Mr Biden and Mr Johnson are anticipated to refresh the post-war Atlantic Constitution

Mr Biden and his spouse Jill will spend eight days in Europe, a visit he has beforehand stated is meant to point out America’s “renewed dedication to our allies and companions”.

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