Biden praises United States troops and families during speech in England

Yolanda Curtis
June 11, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva on June 16 to discuss a full range of issues in the first face-to-face interaction between the two leaders amid escalating U.S. -Russia tensions.

The first stop was at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom, where he addressed US troops. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the G7 leaders would announce a new initiative to "provide financing for physical, digital and health infrastructure" in the developing world - an alternative to China's Belt and Road initiative.

While in Brussels, Biden will also take part in a U.S-EU summit, during which the administration says he will focus on aligning approaches to trade and technology.

In May, Moscow and Washington confirmed that Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden will meet for a summit in Geneva on 16 June.

Biden went on to warn Russian Federation to not engage in "harmful activities" while stating the country may face "robust and meaningful consequences".

He arrived at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk on Wednesday evening, ahead of the G7 Summit which starts on Friday at Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

Only 39 per cent described the USA political system as working very or somewhat well, compared with 60 per cent who said the opposite.

Last week, when asked about the upcoming summit, Vladimir Putin stated that he and the US President need to find ways to mend relations between Russian Federation and the United States during the talks in Geneva, adding that the two will likely discuss strategic stability, the settlement of worldwide conflicts, as well as countering terrorism. Biden is embarking on the first overseas trip of his term, and is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to the rising forces of authoritarianism.

'More than half in most of the publics surveyed say the US does not take their interests into account when it is making foreign policy decisions, although fewer feel this way in Japan, Greece and Germany'.

Biden has big plans for this trip.

President Biden is traveling overseas this week on his first global diplomacy trip since taking office.

The Geneva summit will see Putin and Biden meet in person for the first time since Biden's inauguration. During Biden's first visit as president to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, the allies are likely to project a unified front.

'Throughout Donald Trump's presidency, publics around the world held the United States in low regard, with most opposed to his foreign policies.

'Although Biden's more multilateral approach to foreign policy is welcomed, there is still a widespread perception that the US mainly looks after its own interests in world affairs, ' it said.

Biden's relations with Putin are already strained.

Among the matters Biden is expected to address with Putin are recent cybersecurity attacks directed at US businesses and government agencies.

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