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Biden, Boris Johnson agree to a revitalized Atlantic Charter in first meeting

President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday agreed to a revitalized Atlantic Charter in their first face-to-face meeting, a day ahead of the Group of Seven summit. The document, which updates an agreement signed in 1941, seeks to build on common principles to address new challenges, including climate change and cyberattacks.

Biden, visiting England on his first overseas trip as president, later described the U.S. decision to donate 500 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to other nations as “a monumental commitment by the American people.” He said other G-7 nations would also be announcing vaccine commitments.

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In a joint declaration, Biden and Johnson emphasized the need for global cooperation on climate change, pledging to “champion the best available science.”
Biden and Johnson announced that the United States and Britain will establish a joint working group to provide recommendations on normalizing international travel in the latest phase of the pandemic.
First lady Jill Biden was wearing a jacket with the word “LOVE” emblazoned on the back when she and her husband met with Johnson and his wife Carrie.
Global approval of the United States has rebounded under Biden, a Pew Research Survey found.


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