Biden begins a three-country tour by visiting London

US President Joe Biden arrived in Britain on Sunday evening on a three-country tour, during which he will participate in NATO summit in Lithuania.

Biden arrived at Stansted Airport in northeast London and will meet British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the government headquarters on Monday, after which he will go to visit King Charles at Windsor Castle.

Sunak’s meeting with Biden at the White House last June

The talks with the king, which are expected to include climate initiatives, will be an opportunity for Biden to get to know more about the man who succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth, who died last September.

Biden had met the late Queen in June 2021 in Windsor where they discussed a number of issues that remain high priority today such as Russia and China.

Biden will head to the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on Monday evening for talks with NATO leaders there on Tuesday and Wednesday. Biden and other NATO leaders are seeking to show support for Kiev and give Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky an idea of ​​what to do. To gain membership in the alliance in the future.

A speech Biden will deliver at Vilnius University on Wednesday evening is of great importance during his visit to Lithuania.

White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters the speech would cover Biden’s vision of “a strong and confident America surrounded by strong, confident allies and partners to meet the great challenges of our time, from Russia’s aggression in Ukraine to the climate crisis.”

One of Biden’s goals on his trip is to show the American citizen the importance of continuing support for Ukraine before the presidential elections. Some of his Republican rivals in the November 2024 presidential race had expressed doubts about his strategy.

It supports the vast majority of Americans Providing weapons to Ukraine for defense They express themselves against Russia and believe that such aid shows China and other US adversaries a determination to protect the interests of the United States and its allies, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey late last month.

Biden’s last stop will be in Helsinki, where he will hold talks with the leaders of Finland, the newest member of NATO, and attend a summit of leaders of the United States and northern European countries.

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