After the G7 Summit, US President Joe Biden said, “We are in a race, not with China, but with autocrats, autocratic governments in the world, whether democracies can compete with them in the rapidly changing 21st century.”
US President Joe Biden gave the message “USA is at the table again” at the press conference he held after the completion of the G7 Summit, which he attended in England on his first overseas trip.
“I conveyed the message to each of my interlocutors at the G-7 that the United States will do its part. America is back on the table,” said Biden, describing the summit as “extraordinary, collaborative and productive”.
Stating that ending the Kovid-19 epidemic and achieving a ‘fair and inclusive’ global economic recovery are among the top priorities of the USA and its allies, Biden said that the G7 will supply 1 billion doses of vaccine to countries in need, and that if it is true to 2023, it is possible to provide an additional billion doses He said there was.
Stating that it may take until 2023 to end the epidemic, Biden said that, unlike his predecessor Donald Trump, regarding the NATO summit he will attend in Brussels, “NATO is vitally important for the security of the United States.”
Speaking about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on June 16, Biden said that he agreed with Putin’s assessment that “Russia-US relations are at the lowest level”.
Stating that he hopes his meeting with Putin will create some areas where the USA and Russia can work together, such as climate change, Biden said that he will clearly reveal his disagreements with Russia at the summit.
“There is no guarantee that you can change a person’s behavior. Autocrats have tremendous power and do not have to be accountable to the public,” said Biden, and when asked why he believed Putin would not change, he smiled and replied, “It’s Vladimir Putin.”
Biden pointed out that Russia is engaged in activities contrary to international norms, but also has some real problems that they ‘have a hard time chewing’.
Biden also made an assessment about China and said, “We are not actually in a race with China, but with autocrats, autocratic governments in the world, whether democracies can compete with them in the rapidly changing 21st century.”
Reiterating that they do not want a conflict with China, Biden said, “We will cooperate in areas where we can cooperate, and where we cannot agree, I will say this openly and we will respond to inconsistent actions.”