Joe Biden left the USA on Wednesday for his first foreign trip as President. On the tarmac before boarding Marine One, the president’s helicopter, he taunted Russian President Vladimir Putin saying the USA and Europe are “tight”. Mr Biden also stressed the “alliance” the two sides have ahead of summits with G7, European and NATO partners before a face-to-face meeting with Putin in Geneva on June 16 where the pair will discuss a wide range of issues from cyberattacks to Ukraine.
Joe Biden is due to meet President Putin in Geneva on June 16.
The pair will discuss a wide range of issues from cyber attacks and election interference to human rights and the recent uptick of military activity near Ukraine.
Prior to this, Joe Biden will attend the G7 summit in St Ives, Cornwall which runs from Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13.
Afterwards, he will meet with European and NATO leaders to discuss the USA’s economic and defence relationship with Europe.