On his first trip abroad since taking office, President Joe Biden told reporters that his trip, which will include a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, will serve as an opportunity to let Putin and China know, “Europe and the United States "are tight and the G-7 will move. "
When asked if he would approach Putin on the subject of Russian cyberattacks and come to an understanding, Biden replied: "Who knows? We know it will be a topic of our discussion."
Biden also added that he will announce a global vaccine strategy. "I have one and I will announce it," he said.
Before President Biden set out on his first overseas trip, he said he would "make it clear to Putin and China that Europe and the United States are close".
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During yesterday's press conference, White House press secretary Jen Psaki gave an outlook on the president's journey.
“He's been preparing for 50 years. He was on the world stage. He has known a number of these leaders for decades, including President Putin and some of the leaders he will see in NATO and the G-7. Now this is an important opportunity for him to see her in person and there is nothing like a personal engagement in diplomacy, ”she said.
In a comment published in the Washington Post on Sunday, Biden said of his trip "It's about realizing America's renewed commitment to our allies and partners and demonstrating the ability of democracies to both meet the challenges and counter the threats of this new age."
"Whether it is ending the Covid-19 pandemic everywhere, meeting the demands of an accelerating climate crisis, or countering the harmful activities of the governments of China and Russia, the United States must lead the world from a position of strength, " he wrote. "… And as America's economic recovery helps boost the global economy, we will be stronger and more productive when we are flanked by nations that share our values and vision for the future – other democracies."
Alan is a writer, editor, and news junkie from New York.