On 1st Overseas Trip, Biden to Assure Allies and Meet Putin


President Biden embarks today on the first overseas trip of his term with an agenda to reassert the United States on the world stage but in strip kicks off in the U. K. he hopes to study European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor he also believes the west must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the pandemic and push democracy is the only defense to rising forces of authoritarianism national security advisor Jake Sullivan the trip at its core will advance the fundamental thrust of Joe Biden's foreign policy to rally the world's democracies to tackle the great challenges of our time the eight day trip ends in Russia with president Putin or Sullivan says Biden will make clear if certain kinds of harmful activities continue to occur there will be responsive I'm Julie Walker

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