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

18th-century villa in Geneva park to host Biden-Putin summit

Before leaving for the UK, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, said: 'I think our view going into this trip is that actions speak louder than words, and that showing that the United States is capable of turning the corner on the pandemic; showing that the United States is capable of making the dramatic investments that will pull us up and out of this economic recovery and help power global growth'.

President Joe Biden just laughed when a reporter asked if he believes the few hours he will spend with Vladimir Putin next week will instantly change the mercurial Russian president's behavior. "We want a stable predictable relationship", he said.

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.

'More than half in most of the publics surveyed say the US does not take their interests into account when it is making foreign policy decisions, although fewer feel this way in Japan, Greece and Germany'.

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Biden's speech reflected the overall theme for his trip: "America is here to lead with strength".

Biden is holding talks Thursday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson before attending the G-7 summit of leading industrial nations in Cornwall, Britain, from Friday to Sunday.

The Geneva summit will see Putin and Biden meet in person for the first time since Biden's inauguration. During Biden's first visit as president to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, the allies are likely to project a unified front.

And upon his arrival in the United Kingdom, the American president, also a former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, set another expectation for his Putin meeting: to bring about a more predictable relationship between the nuclear-armed countries.

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'Although Biden's more multilateral approach to foreign policy is welcomed, there is still a widespread perception that the USA mainly looks after its own interests in world affairs, ' it said.

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

Biden's relations with Putin are already strained.

Biden is facing pressure to press Putin on cybersecurity after a series of hacks and ransomware attacks, some of which appear to have originated within Russia's borders.

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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