US President Joe Biden is expected in June for the first time since taking office in Europe. NATO will convene a summit with the leaders of the thirty member states on 14 June.
Biden, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and their colleagues will meet that day at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg announced. It is the first time since the outbreak of the corona pandemic that they meet physically.
Biden has consistently emphasized that he finds NATO very important and wants to honour it, unlike his predecessor Donald Trump. Stoltenberg speaks of “a unique opportunity to strengthen NATO”.
The weekend before, Biden is possible at the top of the G7 in Cornwall. He may also take the opportunity to visit the EU institutions. There is an invitation from the EU leaders. Biden already called into one of their online meetings last month.