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Biden’s first international trip schedule – G7, Queen Elizabeth and Putin

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at Joint Base Andrews, as he returns to Washington following his visit to Tulsa, in Maryland

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The following are some of the main events of President Joe Biden’s schedule on an eight-day trip to the UK, Belgium and Switzerland, the first foreign trip of his presidency, beginning on Wednesday and lasting through June 16.

June 9: Biden and his wife, Jill, depart on Wednesday morning from Washington. Their first stop in the UK will be at Royal Air Force Mildenhall to greet U.S. Air Force personnel stationed there. Mildenhall is home to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, the only permanent U.S. Air Force air refueling wing in the European theater.

June 10: Biden will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Cornwall, England, site of the G7 summit, to reaffirm the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

June 11: Biden will attend the G7 summit for three days starting on Friday, to work on U.S. policy priorities such as the economy and allied unity.

June 12: Biden will attend more G7 summit meetings in Cornwall and have bilateral meetings with fellow G7 leaders.

June 13: Biden will finish his meetings at the G7 summit. Afterward, the Bidens will meet Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Then Biden will travel to Brussels for the night.

June 14: Biden will meet NATO leaders and have a private meeting with the president of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan.

June 15: Biden will hold more NATO meetings and then fly to Geneva for the night.

June 16: Biden will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, their first face-to-face meeting since Biden became president. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Monday it was unclear whether the two leaders would hold a joint news conference after their talks.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Heather Timmons and Peter Cooney)

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