FALMOUTH, England, Jun 11 – US President, Joe Biden and British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson sized each other up in person Thursday for the first time since Biden took office.
Despite Britain’s sometimes controversial and unpredictable leader’s enthusiastic support of President Donald Trump, Johnson and Biden’s first big moment on the global stage got off to a mutually agreeable start – at least in public.
“It’s gorgeous. I don’t want to go home,” Biden said as he and Johnson, joined by their wives, Jill and Carrie, stood on a deck over St. Ives Bay, a majestic stretch of beach that looks out to rugged headlands in this part of southwestern England.
The Group of Seven summit, a meeting of the world’s wealthy industrialized nations, takes place here Friday to Sunday. The coronavirus pandemic and climate change are among the topics under discussion.