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Friday Jun 11 2021

Schedule for US President Joe Biden's first international trip

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife Carrie Johnson and U.S. President Joe Biden with first lady Jill Biden walk outside Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain June 10, 2021. — Reuters/Toby Melville/Pool

The following are some of the main events of President Joe Biden's schedule on an eight-day trip to the UK, Belgium and Switzerland, the first foreign trip of his presidency, beginning on Wednesday and lasting through June 16.

June 9: Biden and his wife, Jill, departed on Wednesday morning from Washington. Their first stop in the UK was the Royal Air Force Mildenhall to greet US Air Force personnel stationed there. Mildenhall is home to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, the only permanent US Air Force air refueling wing in the European theater.

June 10: Biden will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Cornwall, England, site of the G7 summit, to reaffirm the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. Later, President Biden will also view the Atlantic Charter documents with Boris Johnson and hold a bilateral meeting with him. Biden will also deliver remarks on the COVID-19 vaccination programme and the effort to defeat COVID-19 globally.

June 11: Biden will attend the G7 summit for three days starting on Friday, to work on U.S. policy priorities such as the economy and allied unity.

June 12: Biden will attend more G7 summit meetings in Cornwall and have bilateral meetings with fellow G7 leaders.

June 13: Biden will finish his meetings at the G7 summit. Afterward, the Bidens will meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Then Biden will travel to Brussels for the night.

June 14: Biden will meet NATO leaders and have a private meeting with the president of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan.

June 15: Biden will hold more NATO meetings and then fly to Geneva for the night.

June 16: Biden will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, their first face-to-face meeting since Biden became president. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Monday it was unclear whether the two leaders would hold a joint news conference after their talks.