US President Joe Biden set out on his first overseas trip on Wednesday, his European trip will culminate in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16. Biden’s Air Force One left Joint Base Andrews located just outside of Washington and headed to the UK, TASS reports.
The US leader is expected to land at RAF Mildenhall situated around 100 kilometers away from London. Before the meeting with Putin, Biden will take part in the G7, NATO and US-EU summits. The main goal of the Europe tour is to revive ties with Washington’s allies after these relations soured under the previous US administration, the White House indicated that it expects that more predictable and stable bilateral relations could be built with Russia following the meeting between the two presidents.
Biden previously pointed out that possible better relations with Russia would be discussed at all highest-level meetings of his Europe trip.
The US leader’s schedule also includes meetings with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and reception by Queen Elizabeth II.