President Biden will meet former President Jimmy Carter and his wife on Thursday as part of a trip to mark his first 100 days in office, the White House said on Tuesday.
Mr. Biden plans to visit the Carters’ residence in Plains, Ga., While in the state for a drive-in rally in Atlanta.
Mr. Carter, 96, has been largely absent from public life in recent years, with public statements for the former president through his organization, the Carter Center.
Due to the risks of a coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Carter did not travel to Washington for Mr. Biden’s inauguration ceremony in January. Mr. Biden said he had instead spoken with Mr. Carter by phone the night before.
Since February, however, both Mr Carter and his wife have received coronavirus shots and attend church, according to reports from The UK Time News.
Mr. Biden, 78, was a junior senator in 1976 when Mr. Carter was elected president, and the two have remained close, with Mr. Carter backing Mr. Biden in his last presidential candidacy.
“Joe Biden was my first and most effective supporter in the Senate,” Carter said in a recorded statement released to the Democratic National Convention last year. “For decades he has been my loyal and devoted friend.”