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World AP PHOTOS: Biden wraps up 1st overseas trip of presidency

01:10  17 june  2021
01:10  17 june  2021 Source:   msn.com

Biden to get warm welcome from relieved but wary allies

  Biden to get warm welcome from relieved but wary allies LONDON (AP) — When U.S. President Joe Biden flies to Europe this week, he will find his hosts welcoming but wary. His predecessor Donald Trump may be gone, but he leaves a long shadow. Biden’s first foreign trip as president starts Wednesday and includes a gathering of the Group of Seven wealthy nations by the seaside in southwest England, a NATO summit, a meeting with European Union chiefs, and then a tete-a-tete in Geneva with his Russian counterpart and adversary, Vladimir Putin.For most of America’s allies, Biden is a relief.

Joe Biden wrapped up the first overseas trip of his presidency Wednesday after rallying allies and facing off with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Military personnel wait as U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive on Air Force One at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, England, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Military personnel wait as U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive on Air Force One at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, England, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP) Military personnel march as Air Force One, carrying U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrives at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, England, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Military personnel march as Air Force One, carrying U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrives at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, England, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Phil Noble/Pool Photo via AP)

The eight-day, three-country swing included meetings with leaders of the Group of Seven wealthiest democracies in scenic Cornwall, England, and a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.

Biden is heading to Europe for his first time as president. What’s on his agenda, and what to expect

  Biden is heading to Europe for his first time as president. What’s on his agenda, and what to expect Joe Biden's eight-day trip offers chance to shore up alliances with allies, confront Vladimir Putin and visit with Queen Elizabeth.He’ll also get to enjoy one of the perks of the presidency: a visit with Queen Elizabeth II.

President Joe Biden speaks to American service members at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky): Biden Trip Photo Gallery © Provided by Associated Press Biden Trip Photo Gallery

In Brussels, Biden huddled with nearly a dozen NATO allies and met with the leadership of the European Union. The stop was meant to convey a united front among alliance members in standing up to Russian aggression and human rights violations.

People watch Air Force One, carrying U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, take off from RAF Mildenhall, near Bury St. Edmunds, in eastern England, to go to Cornwall for the G7 summit, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © Provided by Associated Press People watch Air Force One, carrying U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, take off from RAF Mildenhall, near Bury St. Edmunds, in eastern England, to go to Cornwall for the G7 summit, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The summit between Biden and Putin was the capstone to the trip. Both leaders seemingly looked for areas where they could work together, whether on Afghanistan or nuclear arms control, even as differences on human rights and Ukraine were on stark display.

Jill Biden to meet the Queen

  Jill Biden to meet the Queen Almost five months into her new job, Jill Biden is still revealing what kind of first lady she wants to be, but one thing is already clear: you can call her "Jill."Biden has insisted at just about every turn that people address her by her first name. She means it -- people actually call her that or, sometimes, "Dr. B." The familiar approachability is part of the Biden narrative, and an aspect of her personality into which she leans hard.

Blinken meeting European allies to brief on Putin summit, rally to counter China .
Secretary of State Antony Blinken returns to Europe in what a senior U.S. diplomat called another key trip focused on "rebuilding our relationships with allies." But even after Biden rallied U.S. allies at the Group of Seven and NATO, there are still several speed bumps that may rock Blinken's latest trip, especially over how to approach China and Russia.

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