US President Joe Biden heads to Europe today, where he will attend the Group of Seven summit and meetings at NATO and the European Union, with a stated dual goal: to reassure allies and meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The visit is highly symbolic. During his first visit abroad, the 46th president of the United States, 78, chose to give special importance to the transatlantic relationship that has run into many problems during Donald Trump’s presidency.
“My trip to Europe is an occasion for America to rally democracies around the world,” Biden wrote. Biden will conclude his eight-day European tour in Geneva with an awaited summit with his Russian counterpart Putin.