Biden to Travel to UK, Belgium for First Overseas Trip in June
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From the LeftBiden to make first overseas trip in June for G-7, NATO summits
Joe Biden will head to Europe for his first overseas trip as president, the White House announced on Friday, traveling in mid-June to the United Kingdom and Belgium.
Biden will attend international summits during the trip, including the G-7 summit in Cornwall, England, from June 11-13 and then the June 14 NATO Summit in Brussels. While in Brussels, Biden will also participate in a U.S.-EU summit, the White House said.
From the LeftBiden to travel to U.K. and Brussels for first foreign trip as president
President Biden will travel to the U.K. on June 11-13 for the G7 summit, followed by a trip to Brussels on June 14 for the NATO summit, the White House announced Friday.
Why it matters: Biden's first overseas trip — which has been delayed due to the pandemic — will be used to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to multilateralism, following four years of strained relations with European allies under former President Trump.
What to watch: At the G7, hosted this year in Cornwall, England, Biden will "work to advance key...
From the RightWhite House reveals Biden’s first overseas trip will be to Europe
The White House announced Friday that President Biden will make his first foreign trip in June with stops in the UK and Belgium.
Biden has avoided travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite being vaccinated, but will make the trip to participate in annual G7 and NATO summits.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “This trip will highlight his commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalizing the trans-Atlantic relationship, and working in close cooperation with our allies and multilateral partners to address global challenges and better secure America’s interests.”