President Biden held a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today in Carbis Bay, England, as he kicked off his first foreign trip since taking office. His first full day in the UK was also filled with some major global announcements.
Here's a recap of today's biggest moments — and what comes next:
- A new Atlantic Charter: Biden and Johnson agreed to a new Atlantic Charter modeled on the historic declaration made by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1941 that set out American and British goals for the world after the end of World War II, according to the White House and 10 Downing Street. The new Atlantic Charter that Biden and Johnson signed today is meant to reflect the shifting threats facing the world 80 years after the original document was signed. You can read the full document here.
- Global US vaccine donation: Biden announced today that the United States plans to donate 500 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses globally as part of his efforts to reassert US leadership on the world stage. As for a timeline, officials said the Pfizer doses will begin to ship in August and 200 million doses will be delivered by the end of this year. The remaining 300 million doses will be delivered in the first half of 2022.
- All eyes on the G7 summit: The first day of the three-day G7 summit officially starts tomorrow. The leaders representing the world's major economies — Britain, France, Germany, the US, Italy, Japan and Canada — will gather in Carbis Bay, England, to discuss a multitude of subjects, including Covid-19 vaccinations and climate change, and coordinate policy. After the G7 wraps Sunday, Biden is headed to Brussels for the NATO summit.
- Putin summit looms: White House press secretary Jen Psaki, appearing on CBS This Morning from Cornwall, England, stressed that Biden's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week will focus on "candid conversations." Biden told a hangar of US troops on Wednesday he was in Europe to defend the very concept of democracy and warned his Russian counterpart that he planned to raise touchy issues during their summit next Wednesday. “I’m headed to the G7, then to the NATO ministerial and then to meet with Mr. Putin to let him know what I want him to know,” Biden said.
CNN's Betsy Klein, Kevin Liptak, Kate Sullivan, Maegan Vazquez and Sam Fossum contributed reporting to this post.