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June 18, 2024

Biden meets Pope Francis as G-7 wraps up strongly pro-Ukraine summit

U.S. President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis at the end of the G-7 Summit. The focus of this year's summit was strong support for Ukraine, which is currently dealing with tensions on its eastern border with Russia. The group, which includes some of the world's most industrialized countries, made clear in a joint statement their support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. They also expressed concerns over Russia's military activities in the region. The meeting with Pope Francis was part of Biden's first international trip as president.