US President Joe Biden said that the United States and its allies are united to address the challenges posed by Russia to European security, starting with its aggression against Ukraine, and that America will undoubtedly defend the values of democracy that are part of its interests.
Biden stressed, in an article published by the American newspaper “Washington Post”, that whether it comes to ending the Corona pandemic around the world, meeting the requirements of the accelerating climate crisis, or confronting the harmful activities pursued by the governments of China and Russia, the United States must To lead the world from a position of strength. Read also Biden asks for a huge defense budget focused on confronting the capabilities of Russia and China Biden pledges to defend human rights during his upcoming meeting with his Russian counterpart Prior to his summit with Biden, Putin promises to seek better relations and rejects accusations that Russia is involved in cyber attacks
He indicated that during his tour in Europe, which begins next Wednesday and is his first foreign trip since taking office, he will meet a number of European leaders and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leadership, as well as participate in the summit of the seven countries, and at the end of his tour will meet the Russian President Vladimir Putin
Biden stressed that his country does not seek conflict with Russia, and said, “During my phone calls with President Putin, I was clear and direct. The United States does not seek conflict, we want a stable and predictable relationship where we can work with Russia on issues such as strategic stability and surveillance armament.”
Referring to the challenge of malicious software attacks against vital facilities in the United States and whose perpetrators demand ransom, Biden said that during his participation in the NATO summit that will be held in Brussels, Biden will affirm “the United States’ unwavering commitment to Article 5 and ensuring the strength of our alliance in the face of every challenge, including: That is the threats (posed by) cyber-attacks to our critical infrastructure.”
The US President stressed the need to sharpen the ability of democracies to compete and protect peoples from unexpected threats, pointing out that this requires governments to invest in infrastructure.
“The world’s major democracies will offer a high-level alternative to China to improve physical, digital and health infrastructure to be more resilient and support global development,” he said.