New Delhi: US President Joe Biden will announce a major Covid-19 vaccine sharing plan ahead of G7 nations’ summit in the UK.
Biden landed in England on Wednesday for the start of his first foreign trip as president – which features the G7 meeting, summits with NATO, and the European Union in Brussels.
According to a media report the Biden administration is set to buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer or BioNTech vaccine for international distribution.
Biden’s national security advisor, Jake Sullivan said that “The president is focused on helping to lead the world because he believes it’s the right thing to, it’s what Americans do in times of need.”
Sullivan further added that “The Group of Seven will make a further joint declaration on a comprehensive plan to help end this pandemic as rapidly as possible.”
The 78-year-old president was headed first to the G7 gathering in a Cornish seaside resort from Friday to Sunday, alongside the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
During his first international trip as a President – Joe Biden will visit Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and fly to Brussels for summits with the NATO military alliance on Monday and the European Union on Tuesday.
Biden will meet Putin next Wednesday in Geneva and will hold talks in an elegant villa overlooking Lake Geneva.
Boarding Air Force One outside Washington earlier Wednesday, Biden said his trip would make “clear to Putin and China that Europe and the United States are tight.”