Joe Biden, the US president went to Rome, where he is supposed to meet Francis I and the G20 leaders during the summit. The event is supposed to take place in Rome on October 30-31. During the summit, Biden is expected to endorse the minimal global tax. He will then head towards Glasgow, Scotland, which is to host the COP26 summit on November 1-2.
Biden already stated his plans to negotiate with Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayip Erdogan. Besides, other talks will include joint matters of the U.S. and Europe.
Unlike the June tour of the U.S. leader, this visit will be different from this one - in terms of the agenda and the expected outcome, given the fact that some U.S. allies are upset about the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. Besides, the bilateral relations of France and the USA have worsened due to the creation of AUKUS, the anti-Chinese bloc.
The European Union has delayed the negotiations with Australia on signing a trade agreement, amidst the scandal around Canberra's decision to cancel the deal with France on the purchase of submarines. Dan Tehan, the Australian Minister for Trade said this in a commentary for Reuters.
"Australia last month cancelled a deal with France's Naval Group to build a fleet of conventional submarines and will instead build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines with U.S. and British technology after striking a trilateral security partnership with those two countries. The cancellation has angered France, which accused both Australia and the United States of stabbing it in the back. Paris recalled its ambassadors from both Canberra and Washington", reads the article.