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US President Joe Biden used his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to declare that the world stands at a “historical turning point” and must act quickly and cooperatively to resolve problems persistent COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights violations.
Without directly mentioning China, Biden acknowledged the growing concerns about rising tensions between the two economic and military powers. But he said, “We are not looking for a new cold war or a world divided into rigid blocs.The president noted his decision to end America’s longest war last month, in Afghanistan, and paved the way for his administration to divert U.S. attention to intensive diplomacy without a dearth of crises. that the world is facing. He said he was motivated by the belief that “to be of service to our own people, we must also engage deeply with the rest of the world”.
“We have ended 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan,” Biden said. “And as we bring this period of relentless war to a close, we usher in a new era of relentless diplomacy by using the power of our development assistance to invest in new ways of uplifting people around the world. “
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