President Biden and other Group of Seven leaders are arriving in Cornwall, England, for the first day of a summit that will include a “family photo,” a reception with members of the royal family and a more substantive session focused on rebuilding from the pandemic.
The G-7 leaders are also expected to formally endorse a minimum global tax rate on corporations of at least 15 percent, an initiative pushed by Biden that was endorsed last weekend by finance ministers of the member nations.
Here’s what to know:
- Meeting ahead of the G-7, Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were all smiles, despite different politics, different styles and some deep differences of opinion.
- Biden and Johnson unveiled a “revitalized” Atlantic Charter, an update to an 80-year-old document. The update restates both nations’ commitment to the NATO military alliance but also addresses new challenges, including climate change, cyberattacks and election interference.
- Queen Elizabeth II will play a more prominent role than anticipated at the G-7 summit, meeting world leaders at a reception Friday evening.
- Photos: Biden is visiting Europe in his first presidential overseas trip.