US President Joe Biden will travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium in June for his first overseas trip, the White House has said.
The trip aims to “highlight his commitment to restoring our alliances, revitalising the trans-Atlantic relationship, and working in close cooperation with our allies”, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
During his visit, Mr Biden will attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall, held from 11 to 13 June. There, he will hold bilateral meetings with Boris Johnson and other G7 leaders.
As well as Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan, Mr Johnson has also invited Australia, India and South Korea to attend as guests.
The US leader will then travel to Brussels for a NATO Summit on 14 June.
The White House announcement came as Mr Biden concluded hosting a global climate summit that signalled a renewed US engagement in environmental efforts.
The president used the event to to commit the US to halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
It was seen by some as Mr Biden trying to reassert his country’s place as a world leader following the Donald Trump years, which saw sometimes strained relations between Europe and the US.
The UK’s ambassador to the US left the country in 2019 after diplomatic wires he sent in which he criticised President Trump were leaked.
Mr Trump also had a rocky relationship with President Emmanuel Macron of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
The summit with NATO comes after Russia announced it was pulling troops back from the border with Ukraine.
Tensions had risen in the region after tens of thousands of Russian soldiers gathered near Donbas, and wargames were carried out in Crimea.
Russia annexed the peninsular in 2014, and have been backing militias fighting against the Ukrainian state since then as well.
Analysis: Joe Biden’s first foreign trip to mend ties with the world
By Mark Stone, US correspondent
Confirmation that President Biden will attend the G7 Summit as well as separate NATO and EU/US summits in Brussels is, at the very least, a hint that in the White House there is a belief that by then it will be safe, appropriate and responsible to be seen to travel internationally.
The American president, who is 78, has been leading by example in not travelling through the course of this pandemic.
The trio of events, which will happen back-to-back, will allow the president the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the leaders of nearly 40 countries.
The leaders of Australia, India and South Korea are also set to attend the G7 as guests.
Politically, the three meetings will all provide vitally important moments where world leaders will sit down for the first time since the pandemic began.
The G7, comprised Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US collectively represents just under 60% of the global net worth but it is much more than an economic forum.
As well as a key focus on global economic recovery, the leaders will discuss issues of public health and climate change.
The White House says it will “demonstrate solidarity and shared values among major democracies”.
The NATO meeting will allow the American president to mend what became a strained relationship with America under the leadership of his predecessor, Donald Trump. Mr Trump threatened to pull out of NATO as he questioned the varied financial commitments its member nations made to the alliance.
The EU-US summit will be the first since the UK formally left the European Union. Competition with China, trade conflicts and countering Beijing’s global dominance, is sure to be a key focus.
The UK government will naturally use the UK element of the visit to emphasise the strength of the UK-US so-called “special relationship” and while both sides maintain the huge importance of British-American bilateral ties, we’ll never know if President Biden would have put the UK on his agenda for his first foreign trip if the G7 had been set to take place somewhere other than the UK.