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US makes new steps towards international cooperation

Source : 112 Ukraine

Biden's appearance at the conferences gives hope that the US is returning to multilateralism after four years of "America First" policies
17:59, 19 February 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden
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On Friday, Joe Biden will appear for the first time as US President at an international summit and major transatlantic conference on security policy, with remote formats allowing him to speak at both the G7 summit and the Munich Security Conference. It was reported by DW.

The president's appearance at the conferences gives hope that the United States is returning to multilateralism after four years of "America First" policies under former-President Donald Trump.

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Biden is due first to speak about the global fight against coronavirus at the G7 summit of major industrialized countries.

The US president is expected to urge the leaders of the world's most industrialized nations to foster economic growth in their own countries to aid global recovery as the coronavirus pandemic enters its second year.

Biden's administration is currently working to pass a $1.9-trillion economic stimulus bill to bolster the US economy.

Biden is also expected to encourage G7 members to help ensure equitable access to vaccines around the world.

Later, he will deliver an address at the Munich Security Conference, an annual event covering international security policy.

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President Biden is expected to encourage cooperation among democracies in tackling security challenges, specifically from China and Russia.

Hot button issues with China include the crackdown on the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, imprisonment of Uighur Muslims, and a military build-up in the South China Sea.

On Russia, the US president will address actions from Moscow that Washington says seek to undermine Western democracies, including allegations of cyberattacks and social media influence campaigns. The Kremlin continually denies participating in any such action.

Biden's appearance at the two conferences comes on the day the US officially rejoins the Paris climate agreement, a landmark international accord to reduce climate change by reducing emissions. Trump pulled the US out of the Paris agreement shortly after taking office in 2017.

As we reported earlier, the U.S. government plans to allocate four billion dollars to find the vaccination program for poor countries.

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