Biden has stepped up these efforts and framed the moment as just as important as the years during and after World War II, when the United States, Britain and their allies worked together to help the world recover. An army mechanic from that war – Queen Elizabeth II – joins the leaders on Friday night for a reception.
Already, Biden has used his first trip abroad as president to announce a purchase of new vaccines for developing countries and compare it to American wartime building tanks and planes. And he sat down for his first face-to-face meeting with the UK Prime Minister in a photo-op designed to replicate a historic World War II alliance.
He has been trying to convey a message of unity after four years of broken alliances under then-President Donald Trump. And while European leaders are sighing with relief over a more traditional American presidency, there are still differences between leaders.
Skepticism also abounds about the durability of Biden̵
On Friday, Biden turns to the full G7 group, made up of leaders in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and the United States.
His day will include the landmark “family photo”, a symbolic moment for a president who has long sought a place in the club for world leaders. Biden’s wife, First Lady Jill Biden, said Thursday that her husband had been training at the moment.
“He’s been studying for weeks and working up today,” she said. “He knows most of the leaders who want to be here. Joe loves foreign policy. This is his strength.”
Later, he meets for closed-day sessions on the global pandemic recovery, the driving force behind leaders working as quickly as possible to pull their nations out of the worst global health crisis of a generation.
The global economy is first on the agenda with the global tax rate and aid to countries in need on the dock. These efforts, the White House said, will “create a fairer and more inclusive global economy” when world leaders gather in Cornwall.
Biden and G7 leaders, the White House said, will “discuss ways to create a more equitable, sustainable and inclusive global economy that meets the unique challenges of our time. President Biden and G7 partners are committed to a global recovery that benefits the middle class. and working families at home and around the world. “
The group is expected to announce an endorsement of the global minimum tax of at least 15%, a Biden-led review of the global tax system, after Finance Minister Janet Yellen and her Finance Minister colleagues announced an agreement on the matter earlier this month in London.
“America will be the arsenal of vaccines in our fight against Covid-19, just as America was the arsenal of democracy during World War II,” he said, later referring to tanks and aircraft built near the Pfizer plant in Michigan during the war. “Now a new generation of American men and women is committing … today’s latest technology to build a new arsenal.”
The United Kingdom is an old ally, even during the war, and Biden has tried to emphasize these historical ties in his time here.
The new document did not name Russia or China, but mentioned persistent problems stemming from these countries, including disinformation campaigns and a mix of elections.
“It’s been 80 years since the last one, it’s time for it to be updated,” said a senior official before the signing, which came during Biden’s one-on-one talks with Johnson in Cornwall. “The original really outlined what the post – war world order could and should look like; this new charter will make clear what the coming decades of the 21st century can and should look like.”
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