JOE Biden said it was time to “get to work” as he met with G7 leaders ahead of his meeting with the Queen later today.
“It’s the first official day of the G7 summit here in the United Kingdom,” he said. “I’m looking forward to reinforcing our commitment to multilateralism and working with our allies and partners to build a more fair and inclusive global economy.
“Let’s get to work,” he added.
Later on Friday, Biden and his wife Jill will meet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle after the G7 summit concludes.
This is Biden’s first trip overseas as president, with tense talks with Vladimir Putin still 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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