Jill and Joe Biden attend G20 gala dinner in Rome: Menu was Salmon marinated with herbs and fennel, Risotto with pumpkin and white truffle, Sea Bass with roasted artichoke, potatoes

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and First Lady Jill Biden attended a gala dinner in Rome after a busy day attending various meetings on the margins of the G20 summit.

The gala dinner with other heads of state took place at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy.

President Biden was seated next to the European Union Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen and President Sergio Mattarella of Italy, while the First Lady will be seated next to the President of France Emmanuel Macron.

The White House said the dinner menu was Salmon marinated with herbs and fennel; Risotto with pumpkin and white truffle; Sea Bass with roasted artichoke, potatoes, and other vegetables with a carrot puree and a mayonnaise-based sauce with saffron, with Tangerine Cream Dessert.

Biden had many bilateral meetings on Saturday, including a meeting with the African Union Chairperson Felix Tshisekedi.

He also with Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

President Biden was accompanied by Antony Blinken, Secretary of State and Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, while President Macron of France attended the meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for European and Foreign Affairs and Emmanuel Bonne, Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of France.

Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, attended with Olaf Schulz, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Finance and Mrs. Christina Beinhoff, Foreign Policy Advisor, while Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland attended with Mr. David Quarrey, Deputy National Security Advisor and Mr. Dan Rosenfield, Chief of Staff.

The leaders met on the margins of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy and discussed global challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, NATO alliance and climate change.

Chief White House Correspondent for

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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