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Photo: Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images

President Biden will travel to the U.K. on June 11-13 for the G7 summit, followed by a trip to Brussels on June 14 for the NATO summit, the White House announced Friday.

Why it matters: Biden's first overseas trip — which has been delayed due to the pandemic — will be used to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to multilateralism, following four years of strained relations with European allies under former President Trump.

What to watch: At the G7, hosted this year in Cornwall, England, Biden will "work to advance key U.S. policy priorities on public health, economic recovery, and climate change," according to the White House. He'll also hold bilateral meetings with other G7 leaders, including U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  • In Brussels, Biden will attend the NATO summit and "affirm the United States’ commitment to NATO, Transatlantic security, and collective defense." The White House noted that Biden will discuss "how to ensure effective burden sharing," which was a key priority of the Trump administration.
  • Biden will also participate in a U.S.-EU summit while in Brussels.

Flashback: Trump's first overseas trip as president was to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, foreshadowing what would become one of his administration's most important relationships.

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Norwegian PM acknowledges malleability to U.S. commitments

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg meets with President Trump in Jan. 2018. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg acknowledged Thursday the precedent-shattering Trump administration fueled a belief that agreements or promises made by one U.S. president now come with a four-year expiration date.

Why it matters: "We are not naive," Solberg said in response to a question from Axios. The view is particularly important as climate change opens the Arctic to exploration, exploitation and militarization by the Russians, and they chafe at NATO defense exercises in Norway and elsewhere on their doorstep.

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Apr 22, 2021 - Energy & Environment

Japan vows deeper emissions cuts ahead of White House summit

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images

Japan on Thursday said it will seek to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 46% below 2013 levels by 2030, per the AP and other outlets.

Why it matters: The country is the world's fifth-largest largest carbon dioxide emitter and a major consumer of coal, oil and natural gas.

The Biden climate doctrine emerges at summit

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

President Biden's climate summit is highlighting a White House approach that blends diplomacy, executive power, salesmanship and a few threats too.

  • Here are a few pillars of the emerging Biden doctrine.

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