President Biden's first stop upon arriving in the UK for the G7 summit was a visit to U.S. troops and their families at the RAF Mildenhall air base. Reasserting the United States on the world stage, his message was in great contrast to his predecessor's "America First" stance.
"we are going to make it clear that the United States is back and democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future."
In his speech, Biden also highlighted that the West must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. During his trip, he also aims to reassure European states that the United States can once again be counted on as a dependable partner in standing up to Russia's aggression.
Biden warned that the U.S. will respond in a "robust and meaningful way" if Russia engages in "harmful activities". Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently stated that a "new Cold War" is underway, undermining Western economies, alliances and political systems.
The U.S. President is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the two-day G7 Summit, followed by a meeting with the Queen, and NATO and U.S.-EU summits. Ending his trip on the 16th will be his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva with an aim of establishing a more stable and predictable relationship.
Lee Eunjin, Arirang News.