"America is back" : Joe Biden proclaims the" return " of the transatlantic alliance
Updated: 7 days ago
"America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back": in his first major foreign policy speech to his European partners, the new US President Joe Biden affirmed, on Friday 19 February, his commitment to NATO, accusing Moscow of "attacking" Western democracies.
Angela Merkel for her part welcomed a "strengthened multilateralism", after the virtual summit of the G7, the first under the new American president. "I speak to you today as president of the United States, at the very beginning of my administration, and I send a clear message to the world: America is back, the transatlantic alliance is back," the 46th president of the United States told the world from the white house.
This proclaimed " return " of America to the heart of international alliances was well received by Angela Merkel. "Multilateralism will once again have more chances in the G7," said the German Chancellor, during a press conference at the end of the summit of the seven great powers, referring to "first decisions" of the new American president, such as the return of the United States to the Paris climate agreement.