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Biden Pledges to Restore Alliances in his First Diplomatic Address

In his first diplomatic address since becoming the President, Joe Biden pledged to rebuild alliances through diplo- macy and restore America’s leadership position on the world stage. In a long speech, the new President outlined his vision for addressing a number of global hotspots, including the civil war in Yemen, trade relations with China, and tensions with Russia. China, and tensions with Russia.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“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.

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