JOE Biden joked that he’s not going back to the United States as he took in the beautiful English scenery today before his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Bidens met the UK leader and his wife Carrie Johnson in Cornwall this afternoon, where the president and Johnson had their bilateral talks and signed the Atlantic Charter.
Later, Biden announced that the USA would donate 800million of their vaccine doses to “supply the world by the end of June,” as well as purchasing half a million more doses to donate to 100 countries.
It comes after the US issued an official diplomatic censure to Britain because the UK’s stance disrupted supplies into Northern Ireland, resulting in violent riots over the past few months. Biden still has the G7 summit, a meeting with Queen Elizabeth, and tense talks with Vladimir Putin, on the horizon.
Biden has set the stakes for his eight-day trip in sweeping terms, believing that the West must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
The paramount priority for Biden, who left on Wednesday for his first stop in the United Kingdom, is to convince the world that his Democratic administration is not just a fleeting deviation in the trajectory of an American foreign policy.
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