The President of the United States, Joe Biden, will head to Europe this summer, while he will be his first abroad as an American leader, revealing “politics.” Brussels and the UK are also known to be on the map, due to Joe Biden’s participation in the G7 international and NATO conferences.
From June 11 to 13, Biden will participate in this year’s G7 meeting in Cornwall, England, followed by the NATO conference on June 14 in Brussels. According to the White House, while in Brussels, the president will also attend a conference between the United States and the European Union.
“This trip will highlight his commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalizing the transatlantic relationship and working closely with our allies and multilateral partners to meet global challenges and better protect America’s interests,” said Casa Branca’s press officer, Jane Psaki. The current situation.
According to the White House, at the G7 meeting, Biden will hold bilateral meetings with other leaders, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. On June 14, Biden will meet bilaterally with other NATO leaders.
In Brussels, Biden will “affirm the United States’ commitment to NATO,” with the aim of correcting the approach taken by his predecessor, Donald Trump, which has focused mostly on defense-related spending. Donald Trump obliged the United States to refuse to recognize NATO Article 5, which contains a mutual aid clause that obliges member states to recognize an attack on a member as an attack on all. The former president also threatened to withdraw the United States from NATO if member states did not increase their defense budgets.
“NATO leaders will discuss how the alliance is targeting future threats and ensuring effective burden sharing,” Biden’s press secretary explained.
Regarding the meeting between the United States and the European Union, which was also held in Brussels, Psaki indicated that “it will confirm our commitment to a strong transatlantic partnership based on shared interests and values.” The agenda of this conference is known to include topics such as economics, climate change, trade and foreign policy.