Said report published newspaper “The Hill” (The Hill) that tour by US President, Joe Biden, in Europe, which is first foreign trip since taking office, aims to strengthen US alliances in light growing challenges faced by Before Russia and China.
The newspaper report indicated that the trip comes at a time of divisions between America and its traditional allies. Because of the policies of the administration of former President Donald Trump, and in a situation where the world is seeking to get out of the Corona virus pandemic. Read also Foreign Policy: Will the Biden-Putin summit result in a deal on Syria? Aiming to enhance transatlantic cooperation, Biden arrives in the UK on the first leg of his European tour Lavrov: We do not expect a major breakthrough at the Putin-Biden summit, and we are ready to organize a meeting of the Palestinian and Israeli leaderships
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The newspaper said that there are 5 important points on the agenda of the first US president’s trip, and that the most important event in it is the summit, which will be held between him and Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in Geneva, Switzerland, although the US administration does not expect much from it.
The report indicates that the Biden administration is seeking to hold frank discussions with the Russian leadership that would help establish a “stable” and “predictable” relationship with Moscow, which Washington accuses of interfering in the US elections, and of harboring hackers, who launched attacks against infrastructure. major US infrastructure.
Other important points
The newspaper pointed out that the biggest challenge Biden will face, when he meets the leaders of the Group of Seven countries before his summit with Putin, is to convince US allies that America has returned as it was a reliable partner on the global stage.
She said Biden will try to distance himself from his predecessor Trump’s “America First” mantra and will seek to convince allies that that mantra is a thing of the past, even though his administration maintains certain Trump-era policies on tariffs.
Among other important points during Biden’s trip, the issue of climate and the elimination of the Corona epidemic globally, where it is expected that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, whose country is hosting the Group of Seven summit, for the commitment of other countries to vaccinate the world’s population by the end of 2022.
Last week, the White House announced a strategy for distributing vaccines worldwide, which includes distributing 80 million doses to different countries by the end of June; But Biden is under pressure to do more, and there are doubts he will succeed in meeting the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the US population by July 4.
The fifth important point on Biden’s trip agenda will be dealing with China, according to The Hill report, which expects Biden’s meetings to focus on the issue of China in his efforts to unite allies on a common approach to dealing with the rising power, which is the second largest economy in the world.
The report says that Biden sees addressing China’s excesses as a major challenge to long-term US national security, and has formulated his economic agenda accordingly in an attempt to beat Beijing.
The newspaper’s report expected that the Group of Seven would announce an initiative to finance infrastructure in developing countries, which could be considered as a response to the Chinese “Belt and Road” initiative, which is based on reviving the ancient Silk Road; In order to enhance interdependence and interdependence in light of the massive changes that the world is witnessing at the level of the economy and geopolitical balances.
The newspaper said Biden will discuss with EU leaders issues related to trade and technology, with a focus on tackling China’s unfair practices.
The report also expected that Biden would discuss with NATO members ways to curb Chinese naval aggression in the Indo-Pacific region.