US President Joe Biden will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday in Carbis Bay in Cornwall, England. It is the first leader to speak to Biden on his first foreign trip as president.
It will be a man-to-man conversation with no officials or ministers, which is pretty much a tradition in US-UK relations that presidents and prime ministers invariably refer to as a special relationship.
Biden will give the impression that his country is entirely back and reliable in world politics after his predecessor Donald Trump. The latter wanted to focus on domestic affairs.
Biden and Johnson have not met as far as is known, and previously Biden dismissed British Conservative politician Johnson as a “physical and emotional clone of Trump”. Biden will also reportedly elaborate on his policy plans towards Russia and China.
The G7 summit will begin in Carbis Bay on Friday, where Biden will meet with the leaders of Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the European Union. According to local media, Biden is moving into the Tregenna Castle hotel on the outskirts of the resort.
6,500 police officers have been summoned to secure the summit, and naval ships are on watch off the coast.