Both Biden and Johnson said during a joint press event that it was a "great pleasure" to have held the meeting.
Some photos from their meeting in Cornwall emerged online.
“Everybody’s absolutely thrilled to see you,” @BorisJohnson tells @POTUS in Cornwall at their 1st ever meeting.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 10, 2021
Biden said he was glad to meet the prime minister and his wife. “We both married above our station,” Biden said. pic.twitter.com/D4XNif8mKi
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie meet with U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, England ahead of the G7 summit. 📷: Toby Melville @BorisJohnson @POTUS #G7UK #G7Cornwall pic.twitter.com/m7fNwRrdio— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) June 10, 2021
Their meeting marks the beginning of Biden’s first visit to Europe as US president, where he has several notable items on his agenda, including a series of joint and bilateral meetings at the G7 summit in Cornwall starting on Friday.
The meeting between Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is among the most anticipated, with the two presidents expected to discuss the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Ukraine and arms control agreements, among other issues.