President Biden addresses the United Nations General Assembly

President Biden addresses the United Nations General Assembly

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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will defend his decision to end the US military mission in Afghanistan as he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for the first time as president.

Biden is also expected to discuss the COVID pandemic, climate change, and challenges posed by China.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was due to be the first head of state to address this year’s rally at 9 a.m. Biden will speak after Bolsonaro.

“America is back. We believe in the United Nations and its value, ”Biden said Monday night before a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Biden’s first speech to the 193-member body since taking office in January comes three weeks after a chaotic US exit from Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 13 US servicemen and vulnerable Afghan citizens and citizens Americans of the country. There was an unfinished global evacuation mission. .

On another front, Biden angered France, the United States’ longest-serving ally, last week when he announced an arms deal that effectively ruined one of the biggest French military contracts ever. .

The Paris coup led to the recall of French ambassadors to the United States and Australia.

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