Biden arrived in Britain on Wednesday on his first journey overseas since taking workplace, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties strained throughout the Trump period and to reframe relations with Russia.
Biden, talking at first of a visit that can embody a NATO summit and a gathering with Russian President Vladimir Putin, mentioned he would underscore Washington’s “rock stable” dedication to the transatlantic alliance.
“We’re not in search of battle with Russia,” the Democratic president advised U.S. troops and their households at Royal Air Pressure Mildenhall. “We would like a steady and predictable relationship … however I have been clear. The USA will reply in a sturdy and significant manner if the Russian authorities engages in dangerous actions.”
JOE BIDEN: That is my first abroad journey as president of the US. I am heading to the G7, then to the NATO Ministerial, after which to fulfill with Mr. Putin to let him know what I need him to know.
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JOE BIDEN: And at each level alongside the best way, we will make it clear that the US is again and democracies of the world are standing collectively to deal with the hardest challenges and the problems that matter most to our future. That we’re dedicated to main with power, defending our values.
In Brussels, I am going to make it clear to the US’ dedication to our NATO alliance in Article V is rock stable. It is a sacred obligation we now have underneath Article 5.
And solely after these conferences with our closest Democratic companions to develop a standard agenda and renewed objective, I am going to journey to Geneva to take a seat down with the person I’ve frolicked with earlier than, President Vladimir Putin. We’re not in search of battle with Russia. We would like a steady, predictable relationship. Our two nations share unbelievable obligations and amongst them, guaranteeing strategic stability and upholding arms management agreements.
I take that duty severely. However I have been clear– the US will reply in a sturdy and significant manner when the Russian authorities engages in dangerous actions.