The President delivered his first speech at a meeting of the General Assembly.
Addressing the General Assembly, the President stressed that the countries of the world should cooperate more than ever to face global challenges.
“We have ended the twenty-year (period) of the conflict in Afghanistan and, having ended this era of continuous war, we are beginning a new era of relentless diplomacy,” the president said.
Biden said that he intends to use multilateral institutions to solve international problems, in particular, the problems of the Indo – Pacific region.
He stressed that the United States will resist the attempts of strong states to dominate weaker ones.
According to Biden, the United States is ready to cooperate with any country pursuing peaceful goals.
He, in particular, recalled that the United States intends to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Biden also recalled that the United States still intends to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
He reiterated the inviolability of U.S. support for Israel and reiterated his support for a two-state solution to the Middle East problem.
Biden expressed support for all those who are fighting for respect for human rights, freedom, and democracy, mentioning, in particular, South Sudan, Chechnya, and Moldova.
The President said that the United States will soon announce additional commitments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
He noted that he intends to work together with Congress to double the funding of international assistance programs for developing countries aimed at combating climate change.
Biden is facing criticism over the hasty withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan and an agreement with Australia on the transfer of submarine construction technologies, which has angered France, a key U.S. ally in countering China.
The president hopes to present convincing evidence that the United States remains a reliable ally for its partners around the world after several years under the slogan “America first,” which was promoted by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump.
“America is back. We believe in the United Nations and in its value,” he said on Monday evening before a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
As White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters, in his speech at the General Assembly, Biden “will present arguments in favor of why the next decade will determine the future not only for the United States but also for the entire world community.” According to her, he will also talk “about the importance of rethinking alliances.”
“The President will try to convey the idea that the end of the war in Afghanistan closes the chapter dedicated to the war and opens a new chapter dedicated to… purposeful, effective and intensive American diplomacy, ” a senior source in the administration explained earlier.
After his speech at the United Nations, Biden will meet with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in New York, after which he will return to Washington, where he will meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
In the coming days, he wants to talk with French President Emmanuel Macron in an effort to ease tensions over the agreement between the U.S., Australia, and the UK. At the same time, the White House emphasizes that Biden does not plan to abandon the agreement.
One of the key priorities of the Biden administration is to counter the growing influence of China. As a source in the U.S. government explained, the meetings and speeches of the president this week are designed to demonstrate that the era of “fierce competition with the great powers, but not a new cold war,” has come.
Biden will also reportedly make broader commitments in the fight against climate change and the distribution of vaccines against COVID-19. On Wednesday, he will hold a virtual summit on COVID-19 at the White House.
On Friday, Biden will chair a meeting of the leaders of the countries participating in the “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue”: The United States, Australia, India and Japan.