Joe Biden confirmed for UK visit after Lord Frost’s huge Brexit breakthrough

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.” In a statement, the White House said President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will first travel to Rome for the G20 Leaders’ summit on October 30-31.

The day before, they will visit Vatican City and have an audience with the Pope.

From the Italian capital, Mr Biden will then travel to Glasgow from November 1-2 to 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 White House said 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 about individual bilateral engagements on the margins of the G20 will be forthcoming.

“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 working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis, and caring for 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).”

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