US President Joe Biden arrived Sunday in Brussels for two days of summits with leaders from the NATO military alliance and the European Union.
Biden, on his initially foreign trip as president, flew in from Britain, exactly where he attended a G7 summit, and was welcomed by Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
After a handshake and a short exchange of words, he got into the armoured limousine recognized as “The Beast” to head for the US embassy in Brussels, his base throughout his remain there.
Brussels has launched a key safety operation to assure the security of Biden and the leaders of the 28 other NATO members states arriving for the summit. Brussels residents have been warned to count on disruption to their typical routines.
The summit is anticipated to see Biden mark a resumption of the US’s top function in NATO soon after the disruption of the Trump presidency.
After a 3-hour meeting Monday afternoon, NATO leaders are due to launch a joint statement.
They are hoping to formulate a hard message for Vladimir Putin to give Biden one thing substantial to take to Geneva for his summit with the Russian president on Wednesday.
The NATO summit is also probably to safety problems in space, cyberspace, and the increasing influence of China.
“You’re not going to see like paragraphs and paragraphs about China in the communique and the language is not going to be inflammatory,” stated Jake Sullivan, Biden’s National Security Advisor.
“It’s going to be clear, straightforward and direct.”
The NATO allies are also anticipated to adopt a code of conduct to place an finish to the tensions triggered by the US selection to pull out of Afghanistan, as nicely as Turkey’s military interventions in Syria and Libya.
Biden is anticipated to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan soon after the key NATO meeting. Turkey has stated it is prepared to sustain troops in the Afghan capital Kabul to assure the safety of the airport.
On Tuesday, Biden is due to attend the EU-US summit. He will have talks with European Council president Charles Michel and the head of the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.
But Biden will not take portion in a joint news conference with them, leaving the Belgian capital for Geneva early in the afternoon.
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