President Joe Biden will hold his first in-person meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson next week, when the two leaders sit down ahead of the G7 meeting.
Schedule for President Biden’s Europe Tour
President Joe Biden will take a seven-day trip to Europe next week. This is the itinerary so far:
June 10: Meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
June 11-13: Attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall
June 13: He and Dr. Jill Biden Meet the Queen at Windsor Castle
June 14: NATO summit in Brussels
June 15: US-EU summit in Brussels
June 16: Meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva
Biden and Johnson will be in Cornwall on Thursday ahead of the meeting of world leaders as the president embarks on a seven-day trip to Europe, the White House announced.
It is Biden’s first international trip as president and it is packed with programs: the G7 meeting, a NATO meeting, an EU summit and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Biden has postponed foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is making up for it with this trip that includes meetings with foreign leaders, Queen Elizabeth II, the King of Belgium and his Russian counterpart.
First lady Jill Biden will accompany him for the British leg of the journey, but will return to the United States next Sunday after the first couple meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Biden becomes the 13th U.S. president to meet the Queen since he took the throne in 1953.
There is speculation that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will also meet the American couple one day during their visit to the UK.
During his meeting with Johnson, Biden will “confirm the lasting strength of the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.
Biden and Johnson have spoken on the phone several times since Biden was elected president.
“There are a number of issues of mutual interest,” Psaki said during her White House press conference on Thursday when asked about the sit-down. “From the future of economic growth in the world to tackling the COVID pandemic to security issues around the world, so they have a range of topics to discuss clearly.”
Johnson will also ask the US president to exempt vaccinated British and US travelers from quarantine restrictions to facilitate travel between the two countries.
Prime Minister wants to create a ‘green channel’ for those who are fully vaccinated, The times reported as the summer holidays approach.
After their meeting, Biden will attend the G7 summit, where he will hold bilateral meetings with fellow G7 leaders. The G7 includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
After meeting the Queen, Biden travels to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in a NATO meeting and an EU summit.
President Joe Biden holds his first face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday, June 10
First lady Jill Biden will join President Biden when he meets the Queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday, June 13
Cornwall’s Carbis Bay Hotel ‘still looks like a construction site’ with just weeks before it hosts G7 summit
The hotel – where US President Joe Biden and Boris Johnson will stay – is littered with building materials
There the president will discuss the transatlantic security and collective defense of Europe.
He will also meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Biden will also attend the US-EU summit in Brussels. That meeting with a focus on global health and the global economy. Leaders will talk about climate change, trade and democracy.
President Biden will also meet with His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium and the Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
Biden then travels to Geneva for his June 16 meeting with Putin. He will also meet with Swiss President Guy Parmelin and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis.
Biden did not rule out reprisals against Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for a series of cyber attacks against American companies.
“We’re looking at that issue closely,” Biden said when asked if he would retaliate for the latest ransomware attack, which targeted JBS Foods.
But he dismissed concerns that he was being tested by his Russian counterpart.
“No,” he said when asked if he thought Putin was testing him.
The two leaders will meet on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland for their first meeting amid mounting tensions between the two nations.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday that cyberattacks against US companies, believed to have been carried out by hackers in Russia but not in cooperation with that administration, will be on the summit’s agenda.
“President Biden certainly thinks that President Putin and the Russian government have a role to play in stopping and preventing these attacks, so the topic will be discussed when they meet in two weeks,” she said.
The agenda fills up quickly. Also likely to be discussed: Russian interference in US elections; Moscow’s aggressive stance towards Ukraine and Alexei Navalny’s treatment of dissent.
President Joe Biden did not rule out retaliation against Russian President Vladimir Putin for a series of cyber attacks on US companies op
There have been multiple attacks on American companies by Russian hackers, including last year’s Solar Winds hack, the Colonial Pipeline hack that caused gas prices to rise, and the attack on JBS Foods, the world’s largest meat processing company.
“We’re not taking anything off the table in terms of how we can respond,” Psaki said without going into details.
“I will say that this attack is a reminder of the importance for private sector entities of hardening their cybersecurity and making sure they take the necessary steps to prepare for this threat, which we actually have in the past week. increase,” she said.
Joe Biden is the fourteenth president of Queen’s seven-decade government
During her 69 years on the throne, the Queen has seen 13 American presidents come and go.
With the visit of Joe Biden, the fourteenth commander in chief since 1952, to Windsor Castle later this month, she will have met all but one of US heads of state.
Lyndon B Johnson, who took over in 1963 after the assassination of John F Kennedy, never crossed paths with the Queen.
Elizabeth II has played a vital role in the UK’s relationship with the leaders of one of its closest allies in recent decades.
Harry S Truman
In 1951, a young Princess Elizabeth—ignorant of three months before she would become queen—traveled to Washington and saw President Harry S. Truman, who was still sitting in the Oval Office when she took the throne.
Dwight D Eisenhower
On her first state visit to America in 1957, now the Queen, she met Dwight D Eisenhower, and the two heads of state met again two years later in Canada.
The Queen is said to have had a loving relationship with Mr Eisenhower, who was even invited to stay at Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s Scottish hideout.
John F. Kennedy
The glamorous president and his wife Jackie dined with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace in June 1961.
Lyndon B Johnson
Johnson took over after Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
He was president until 1969, but the Queen never met him and he died in 1973.
Richard Nixon dined with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in February 1969.
The Queen also met him at Checkers in October 1970 and was photographed with him outside the Prime Minister’s official country residence.
In 1976, on the bicentenary of the US, the Queen met Gerald Ford in the US.
In 1977, the monarch was pictured in a billowing yellow dress with wide sleeves next to Jimmy Carter, in a black tie and tuxedo, when he came to London.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan stayed at Windsor Castle, the Queen’s favorite home, in 1982, and the two heads of state were famously pictured side by side in Windsor Great Park.
She also met Mr. Reagan during an official visit to the US West Coast in 1983.
George Bush Senior
George Bush Snr had lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 1989.
She also visited him in the US in 1991—the journey that led to “Podiumgate”—when the only thing visible of the Queen above the lectern—when she gave a speech on the White House lawn—was her hat.
Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary have met the Queen several times, including in December 2000 when they raided the palace with daughter Chelsea.
George W. Bush
George W. Bush met the Queen a number of times during his tenure, the first time traveling to the palace in July 2001 and making an official two-year state visit to the UK – the first by an American leader.
When he welcomed her on a visit to the White House in 2007, the president winked at the Queen after committing a gaffe – aging her 200 years after he mixed up his dates in a speech.
The Queen’s relationship with Barack and Michelle Obama was warm and friendly, with even the monarch and the first lady wrapping their arms around each other like old friends after a reception ahead of the 2009 G20 summit.
A successful state visit to the UK followed in 2011 and the Obamas forged a strong bond with the Queen and her family, in particular the Duke of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Donald Trump and his wife Melania were received by the Queen at Windsor Castle during a visit to the UK in 2018, and before meeting the monarch, he described her as “an amazing woman”.
He returned for a state visit the following year and was joined by members of his family, and senior royals also met with the American leader during the three-day visit.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden meet the Queen at Windsor Castle on Sunday, June 13.
The US leader is likely to meet with the monarch at the end of G7 talks to be held in Cornwall next week.