“America is back, diplomacy is back,” Biden said at the State Department, adding that his administration would work toward reclaiming their credibility and moral authority.
While addressing the employees, Biden said,
“I want the people who work in this building and in our embassies and consulates around the world to know that I value your expertise, and I respect you. I will have your back. This administration is going to empower you to do your jobs, not target or politicize you.” Biden encouraged US allies and vowed to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with them on several shared issues like climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.
The newly elected President said, “When we strengthen our alliances,
we amplify our power as well as our ability to disrupt threats before they reach our shores. America cannot afford to be absent any longer on the world stage.” The Biden administration’s message is a sharp turn from the former administration’s “America First” foreign policy.
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump had clashes with the key US allies.