President Biden will travel to the U.K. on June 11-13 for the G7 summit, followed by a trip to Brussels on June 14 for the NATO summit, the White House announced Friday.
Why it matters: Biden’s first overseas trip — which has been delayed due to the pandemic — will be used to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to multilateralism, following four years of strained relations with European allies under former President Trump.
Trump’s first overseas trip as president was to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, foreshadowing what would become one of his administration’s most important relationships.
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