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United States: Biden flies to Europe for his first trip abroad

The US president is due to start his trip to Europe with a meeting with Boris Johnson scheduled for Thursday, June 10.

Almost five months after coming to power, US President Joe Biden is flying to the United Kingdom this Wednesday, June 9, the first stop on a European tour rich in summits that will end with a face-to-face meeting. face with Vladimir Putin .

Accompanied by the First Lady, Jill Biden, the Democratic President will participate in the G7 summit in Cornwall, where the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate will be among the priorities.

The presidential plane Air Force One will take off early Wednesday morning from the Andrews military base in the suburbs of Washington.

First stop: Mildenhall base in eastern UK, where the President will speak to members of the US Air Force.

A tête-à-tête with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled for Thursday. On Sunday, Joe Biden will visit, at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned for 69 years.

“My trip to Europe is an opportunity for America to mobilize democracies around the world”, assured the one who insists, since coming to power, that the United States is back (“America is back”) and intend to become fully involved in world affairs.

At the end of the mandate of Donald Trump, the allies “will welcome these reassuring words with a little skepticism”, however emphasizes Suzanne Maloney, of the Brookings think tank, based in Washington.

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