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Truss Expects First Biden Meeting While US President in London

  • Biden visits Monday for state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Hawkish Truss won’t meet Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan
Joe Biden and Liz Truss
Joe Biden and Liz TrussSource: Bloomberg/Bloomberg

Liz Truss hopes to hold her debut meeting as prime minister with Joe Biden when the US President visits Britain for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, two people familiar with the matter said.

The state funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests including heads of state and government, as well as European royalty. Biden, his wife and the presidents of France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Brazil and Israel have all confirmed their attendance. Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako of Japan will also be among the 500 dignitaries attending from around the world.