Plane spotters eagerly await the arrival of President Biden at RAF Mildenhall

Plane spotters eagerly await the arrival of President Biden at RAF Mildenhall

Embarking on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to rising forces of authoritarianism.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said at a White House briefing that Biden told Zelensky that he "looks forward to welcoming him to the White House here in Washington this summer".

The bill was endorsed by Russian lawmakers after USA officials told Moscow last month that President Joe Biden's administration had decided not to reenter the Open Skies Treaty that the us left under President Donald Trump.

From there he flies to Brussels for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on June 14 and the European Union meeting on the 15th, before heading to see Putin, whom Biden recently characterized as a "killer", in Switzerland.

Biden will first meet with G7 leaders in Cornwall, England.

It would also be an opportunity to address pressure felt by liberal democracies, said Michel, who expects a discussion at the G7 on the need for the West to take a more proactive approach to defending its values in the face of China's rise and Russian assertiveness.

The phone call came as Kiev has raised concerns about Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the recent US move on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany.

The EU and Russian Federation disagree on a wide range of issues including human rights, Russia's intervention in Ukraine and Moscow's treatment of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and Michel said that relations between them had reached a low point. The world leaders are expected to endorse the plan, though it's already facing opposition from Republicans in the United States.

Matt Hancock took a sideswipe at Dominic Cummings
Matt Hancock took a sideswipe at Dominic Cummings

This weekend, the President and Dr. Biden will meet with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Biden also wants to nudge outlying allies, including Australia, to make more aggressive commitments to the worldwide effort to curb global warming.

President Joe Biden salutes as he steps off Marine One before boarding Air Force One upon departure, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Central and Eastern Europeans are desperately hoping to bind the US more tightly to their security.

However the Biden-Putin meeting goes, it is unlikely to end with the kind of performance Trump put on in 2018 after meeting the Kremlin leader in Helsinki.

As he left for Europe, Biden told reporters he planned on announcing a vaccine plan for the world.

There are several potential areas of tension.

With the world still crawling out from under the wreckage of Covid-19, Biden is casting his diplomatic marathon as a return to badly needed U.S. leadership.

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