WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden is set to travel to Europe at the end of October for several key events, including a meeting with the pope.
Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, stated Thursday that Biden will travel in Italy, Vatican City and the United Kingdom.
Jill Biden and the president first visited Vatican City in October 1999. They had an audience on Oct. 29 with Pope Francis.
“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,” wrote Psaki in her statement.
The president and first lady Jill Biden will then travel to Rome for the G20 Leaders’ Summit from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31. Psaki indicated that more information on bilateral engagements in the margins the G20 will come out at a later date.
The White House has announced that Biden will travel from Rome to Glasgow, Scotland to take part in the World Leader Summit, which is being held at the beginning of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.