Biden aims to rally allies' support in first foreign trip

President Joe Biden talks to reporters prior to boarding Air Force One as he departs on travel to attend the G-7 Summit in England the first foreign trip of his presidency from Joint Base Andrews Maryland

He added that Russian Federation does not expect impossible outcomes from the Putin-Biden summit and the two sides are unlikely to resolve important issues at the meeting.

During a speech at a United Kingdom military base on Wednesday, Biden failed to address the criticisms for waiving sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

"We're not seeking conflict with Russian Federation". I take that responsibility seriously. "I've been clear: the United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way if the Russian government engages in harmful activities".

President Biden disembarked Air Force One with his wife Jill, beginning an eight-day trip to Europe.

As he left for Europe, Biden told reporters he planned on announcing a vaccine plan for the world.

News outlets later reported that the US will buy 500 million more doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to donate to 92 lower-income countries and the African Union over the next year.

The U.S. plan calls for donation of 200 million doses - enough to fully vaccinate 100 million people - by the end of this year, with the remainder sent overseas in the first half of 2022.

During President Joe Biden's first overseas tour as commander in chief, he sent a clear message Wednesday that US service members and their families are key to strengthening relationships at home and abroad.

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Throughout the trip he'll meet with world leaders in an effort to shore up alliances and build support among allies to counter emerging threats with a united front.

U.S. President Joe Biden looks on as First Lady Jill Biden addresses USA military personnel at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Sullivan said Biden is intentionally having the sitdown after consulting with and building support among democratic allies during the G7 and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meetings, in order to come into the meeting with "the wind at his back".

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

Security officers stand outside the Villa La Grange, ahead of the June 16 summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 4, 2021.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony to unveil a monument to Russian Emperor Alexander III of Russia, in Gatchina, about 45 kilometers south of St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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

In a television interview, Biden also said he considered Putin to be a "killer", a claim Putin quickly turned against the U.S.by citing its slaughter of Native Americans in the 18th century settlement of the country, and deadly abuse of minorities throughout its history.

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