Philip T. Reeker, who serves as the Chargé d’affaires of the US mission to the UK, tweeted: “It’s official – President Biden will travel to Scotland for #COP26. The gathering in Glasgow will be a pivotal moment on the road towards a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable future for our planet.”The White House stated that President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden would first travel to Rome on October 30-31 for the G20 Leaders summit.
They will be visiting Vatican City the day before and will have an audience with Pope Francis.
The Italian capital will then be taken by Mr Biden to Glasgow. “participate in the World Leader Summit at the start of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26)”The event takes place between November 1-2.
The White House stated in the statement: “President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Rome, Italy for the G20 Leaders’ Summit on October 30-31.
“Additional information on individual bilateral engagements will be provided at the G20 margins.
“The President and Dr. Biden will also visit Vatican City and have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis on October 29.
“They will discuss ways to work together in order to respect fundamental human dignity, such as ending COVID-19, tackling climate crisis, and caring about the poor.
“From Rome, President Biden will travel to Glasgow, United Kingdom from November 1-2 to participate in the World Leader Summit at the start of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).”
The visit of Mr Biden to the UK comes just two weeks after Britain achieved a major Brexit breakthrough. This was after the EU made a few concessions in laying out proposals for smooth running trade in Northern Ireland.
Maros Sefcovic, vice president of the European Commission, presented Wednesday measures to reduce regulatory checks by 80 percent and significantly reduce customs procedures for goods movement between Britain and Ireland.
The terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol stipulate that the European Court of Justice will act as the final arbitrator in any future dispute between the sides.
The UK wants this provision to be removed and replaced by an independent arbitration process. However, the EU refuses to comply with that demand.
Mr Biden has been critical of Britain’s resistance against the Protocol. The US President’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan recently stated that the Protocol is “unacceptable.” “critical to ensuring that the spirit, promise and future of the Good Friday agreement is protected”.
The UK and the US seem to have been at odds over the possibility of a lucrative trade agreement between the two global superpowers.
Since President Biden took over from Mr Trump, talks have almost stopped. He had been talking up the very healthy relationship between America and the UK all along.
The former President frequently suggested that a lucrative trade deal was possible.
Liz Truss, the newly appointed Foreign Secretary, insisted that it is not. “be all and end all”If the US doesn’t sign up for a broad-ranging agreement with Britain,
The President’s recent visit to Europe for meetings at the top of the list could be a sign that the US is returning to international groups after four years under former President Donald Trump. “America First” policies.
The White House also confirmed that Mr Biden would meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, while the leaders are in Rome.
He will be looking to reach a deal at the G20 summit in Rome on a Global Minimum Tax. Also, he will discuss the fight against the Covid pandemic as well as boosting global economic recovery.
His announcements at COP26 about US commitments to investment and action against global warming will be of great interest to other nations, particularly after Trump withdrew his support for the Paris Climate Accord during Trump’s time as President.