POTUS heads to Belgium for NATO summit

President Biden is in Brussels where he will try to convince other NATO leaders that the U.S. wants to be a partner after four years of former President Trump's bashing of the alliance.
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That's a little bit later. We begin with president Biden on the world stage in Brussels this morning for that nato summit after spending time with queen Elizabeth on Sunday, and getting ready for that face to face meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Let's go to chief white house correspondent Cecilia Vega who is live in brusses this morning for us. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Robin, good morning to you. Happy Monday. So so much of this first foreign trip for president Biden has been really about trying to convince allies that the era of Donald Trump is over. These differences, they are on full display here this morning in these meetings under way right now. President trump, he said nato was obsolete. A few minutes ago, president Biden said these nato alliances are a sacred obligation. This morning, president Biden will try to convince leaders that America wants to be a leader after trump bashing the alliance. On the agenda, ensuring stability in Afghanistan after troops withdraw by September 11th. Biden says he and Putin agree on one thing, that the nations are at rock bottom. He's right we're at a low point. Reporter: And new details about that high stakes summit, it'll be split into two sessions, and unlike that shocking moment following president trump's meeting where he held a joint press conference, and told the world he trusted Putin's election interference denials over his intelligence community's findings. He just said it's not Russia. I'll say this. I don't see any reason why it would be. Reporter: President Biden says he'll be alone at his press conference. I don't want to get into being diverted by, did they shake hands? How far did they -- who talked the most and the rest? He can say what he said the meeting was about, and I can say what I thought the meeting was about. Reporter: Saying America wants to lead by example, donating 1 billion covid vaccines to poorer nations, but there was disagreement on how tough to be on beijing. A whirlwind eight-day trip, the president and his wife also met the queen. Later telling reporters he had such a good time, he invited the 95-year-old monarch to visit the the white house. He minded me of my mother. It turns out the look of her and just the generosity. I said, I wish we could stay longer. She was very gracious. Reporter: Well, as for that Putin summit, president Biden has been pretty tight-lipped about the details. They are going to discuss cybersecurity, and arms control. For president Biden, Putin called him a different kind of

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