Biden arrives in UK for G7 summit

US President Joe Biden has arrived in Britain on his first trip abroad since taking office in January.

Biden will attend the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, from Friday to Sunday. While there, he plans to discuss global issues, such as the coronavirus pandemic and climate change.

Biden wants to demonstrate solidarity with allies and friendly nations that share the values of democracy, apparently as part of efforts to counter China.

Former US president Donald Trump, who pushed his "America First" policy, had been at odds with European leaders on a range of issues.

Observers say Biden wants to rebuild relationships of trust by emphasizing the importance of international cooperation.

After the G7 summit, the US president will attend a NATO summit in Belgium, and hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Switzerland.