US 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 sidelines of the G20 summit.
The gala dinner with other heads of state took place at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy.
President Biden was seated next to European Union Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen and Italian President Sergio Mattarella, while the First Lady will be seated next to French President Emmanuel Macron.
The White House said the dinner menu was salmon marinated in herbs and fennel; Pumpkin risotto and white truffle; Sea bass with roasted artichokes, potatoes and other vegetables with mashed carrots and a saffron mayonnaise-based sauce, with tangerine dessert cream.
Biden had numerous bilateral meetings on Saturday, including a meeting with African Union President Felix Tshisekedi.
He too 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 French President Macron attended the meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Affairs European and foreign and Emmanuel Bonne, Political Advisor to the President of the Republic.
Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, was present with Olaf Schulz, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Finance and Ms Christina Beinhoff, Foreign Policy Advisor, while Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great -Brittany and Northern Ireland was present with Mr. David Quarrey, Deputy National Security Advisor and Mr. Dan Rosenfield, Chief of Staff.
The leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, and discussed global challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, the NATO alliance and climate change.