Washington Wednesday – Doing business with friends

NICK EICHER, HOST: It’s Wednesday, the 23rd of June, 2021.

So glad you’ve joined us for today’s edition of The World and Everything in It. Good morning, I’m Nick Eicher.

MARY REICHARD, HOST: And I’m Mary Reichard. First up, how President Biden’s foreign policy strategy is playing out in Europe.

The president last week wrapped up an eight-day visit to Europe. His first stop was at a Royal Air Force base to speak to U.S. service members stationed in England.

BIDEN: This is my first overseas trip as president of the United States. I’m heading to the G7, then to the NATO ministerial, then on to meet with Mr. Putin to let him know what I want him to know.

EICHER: While most of the buildup surrounded that face to face meeting with Putin in Geneva.

What came before may have been more significant; President Biden’s efforts to distance his foreign policy approach from that of former President Trump.

BIDEN: This diplomacy is essential, because no…

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