Joe Biden: US President addresses troops at RAF Mildenhall

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

President Joe Biden speaks to American service members at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

"I've been clear - the United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way when the Russian government engages in harmful activities", Biden said.

In the 12 countries polled this year and last, some 75 percent of people said they had confidence in Biden to 'do the right thing regarding world affairs.' In contrast, only 17 percent said the same thing of Trump.

Joe Biden made his first overseas public speech as US President to a hangar of service personnel at an American airbase in the UK.

Biden has spent years representing the United States overseas - first as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then as President Barack Obama's vice president. Instead, he said he doesn't want a conflict with Russian Federation.

As he boarded Air Force One, Biden said his goals for the trip were strengthening ties with allies, while "making it clear to Putin and to China that Europe and the United States are tight".

In May, Moscow and Washington confirmed that Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden will meet for a summit in Geneva on 16 June.

'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'.

Throughout the trip he'll meet with world leaders in an effort to shore up alliances and build support among allies to counter emerging threats with a united front.

Before he meets Putin in Geneva next week, Biden is holding consultations with European leaders at the G7 in Cornwall and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels. His approach comes now, after former president Donald Trump's transactional populism defined much of USA foreign policy over the past four years.

'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 is not meeting with Vladimir Putin despite our countries' differences; he's meeting with him because of our countries' differences".

Earlier in the day, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs announced that Villa La Grange will host the top-level meeting between the two presidents on 16 June.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony to unveil a monument to Russian Emperor Alexander III of Russia, in Gatchina, about 45 kilometers south of St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 5, 2021.

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.



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