NATO summit seeks return to gravitas with Joe Biden

NATO summit seeks return to gravitas with Joe Biden

NATO summit seeks return to gravitas with Joe Biden

The upcoming summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Joe Biden will take place at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed to Sputnik on 10 June.

The U.S. commander in chief offered a toothy grin, then turned to face the reporter who asked the question following remarks in Cornwall, England, where he held meetings with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the G-7 summit.

President Joe Biden is heading to Europe for the first global trip of his presidency. "We owe you. We're so damned proud of you", Biden said. 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.

Biden went on to warn Russian Federation to not engage in "harmful activities" while stating the country may face "robust and meaningful consequences". He's meeting with allies, attending the Group of Seven and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summits, and on the final day of the trip, he plans to meet with one of the United States' toughest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

President Joe Biden salutes as he steps off Marine One before boarding Air Force One upon departure, Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Overall, trust in the USA dipped to historic lows under Trump, even among close allies such as Britain and Japan, according to Pew.

"At every point along the way, we're going to make it clear that the United States is back and democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges, and the issues that matter most to our future", Biden told reporters as he left for Europe.

The Geneva summit will see Putin and Biden meet in person for the first time since Biden's inauguration. 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. And what might this trip reveal about Biden's foreign policy doctrine and what we can expect of USA global standing in the years to come? "Joe Biden is not meeting with Vladimir Putin despite our countries' differences; he's meeting with him because of our countries' differences".

Joe Biden recently failed to disclose his policies towards Russian Federation ahead of his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin.

In contrast, Biden, in early phone conversations with Putin, has bluntly told the Russian leader the US holds the Kremlin responsible for election interference, a massive cyberattack on USA government agencies and the poisoning of Putin opponent Alexey Navalny.

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