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Joe Biden arrived in the UK on Air Force One ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall.

He landed at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk on Wednesday evening, starting his first overseas trip as US President.

A large crowd of US Air Force members and their families were waiting for him in a hangar, where he was to speak to them.

Air Force One carrying US President Joe Biden lands at RAF (Royal Air Force) Mildenhall as he arrives ahead of the G7 summit, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, Great Britain on June 9, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Boyers
Mr Biden arrived in Suffolk on Air Force One

He is expected to spend around 90 minutes at Mildenhall before flying to Newquay and then to Tregenna Castle in Carbis Bay.

He will meet Prime Minister Boris Johnson tomorrow before the start of the G7 at Carbis Bay on Friday.

After the summit – which also includes leaders from Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy – Mr Biden and the first lady will meet with the Queen at Windsor Castle before the President visits Belgium and then in Swiss.

Mr Johnson has said he wants to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and urge other leaders to do more to vaccinate the rest of the world, but it is likely that the growing trade line of Brexit and its effects on the process of peace in Northern Ireland will also arise. .

Mr Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan has warned the president has “very deep” concerns over the issue, adding that the post-Brexit protocol on Northern Ireland is “essential” to secure the protection of the Good Friday Agreement.

During Mr. Biden’s flight across the Atlantic, his press secretary Jen Psaki and Mr. Sullivan told reporters what else was on Mr. Biden’s agenda:

• Increase in vaccine supply – the United States announced Wednesday evening that it donate 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to the poorest countries

• Following discussions on possible exemptions from intellectual property laws allowing the production of more vaccines globally, Sullivan said he does not anticipate controversy but “convergence” on the issue.

• Mr Sullivan said measures to immunize poorer countries faster are …

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