Biden: US ‘opens a new era of relentless diplomacy’
Joe Biden speaks at the UN General Assembly, his first speech as US President.
Biden noted the 4.5 million people who have died of Covid-19 and said: “Our shared grief is a poignant reminder that our collective future will depend on our ability to recognize our common humanity, to act together. “
“This is the clear and urgent choice we are facing here at the beginning of what must be a crucial decade for our world. A decade that will literally determine our future as a global society, ”Biden added.
“In my opinion, how do we answer these questions at the moment, whether we choose to fight for our common future or not. all resound in generations yet to come. ”
Speaking briefly about the US removal of troops in Afghanistan, Biden said: “Instead of continuing to fight the wars of the past, we turn our eyes and devote our resources to the challenges that hold the keys to our collective future.”
“We are opening a new era of relentless diplomacy to use the power of our development aid to invest in new ways of listing people around the world,” he said, adding that the United States is focusing on “regions of the world”. are most “consistent,” including the Indo-Pacific region.
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