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Biden attending G7, NATO summits amid ‘the most serious security situation in decades’

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President Biden attended the G7 and NATO summit this week, as government officials said “the most serious security situation in decades”, as the Western Front supporting Ukraine against Russia shows. , Emphasizes the “strength” of the US alliance. Signs of tension.

The President will visit Schloss Elmau in southern Germany on Saturday to attend the G7 Summit. There, the President and his allies discuss the most pressing global issues.

Topics include G7’s unwavering support for democratic, sovereign and prosperous Ukraine, economic and democratic resilience, climate crisis, development infrastructure, global health security, and the Russian invasion war. Addressing the Food and Energy Crisis Caused ”. Said.

A senior government official said the president would begin his visit to Germany by meeting with German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz.

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“It will be a good opportunity for the president to confirm the signal with top Germany and to confirm the lasting relations between the two countries and the ongoing coordination on a wide range of global agendas,” said a person familiar with the matter.

President Biden will talk about inflation and supply chain issues at the Port of Los Angeles on June 10, 2022.
(AP photo / Dami and Burganes)

The G7 consists of the United States, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Representatives from Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal and South Africa will also participate in some sessions as guest countries, according to people familiar with the matter.

Officials also said Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky would effectively join the G7 leaders to discuss “continuing efforts to help Ukraine protect itself from the Russian invasion.”

Officials said during the G7, the president “will develop a concrete set of proposals to increase pressure on Russia and collectively show our support for Ukraine.”

“We will address the impact of Putin’s war on rising prices at home and around the world, including energy and food security,” officials said.

“They will step up cooperation on economic issues, cyberspace, Quantum, and especially the challenges raised by China.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend a meeting with military personnel on June 18, 2022, during his visit to the Mykolaiv region.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend a meeting with military personnel on June 18, 2022, during his visit to the Mykolaiv region.
(Ukrainian Presidential Press via AP)

Officials also said the president’s “formal launch” of the US “Global Infrastructure Partnership” aimed at “raising low- and middle-income partners while advancing US economic competitiveness and national security.” Announced that it will be done.

Electric transformers near the G7 summit, according to German police

On June 28, the President will visit Madrid, Spain, for the fourth NATO summit since Biden took office.

Biden will meet with Spanish President Sanchez and the King of Spain to “check the signal” prior to the NATO summit.

Biden’s leadership “helped to rejuvenate the alliance, unite NATO more than ever, and make it stronger,” officials said.

“New countries such as Finland and Sweden are seeking to join the alliance, and support for NATO accession and rising defense spending are skyrocketing in public opinion,” officials said.

Regarding Ukraine, a person familiar with the matter said that one of the “purposes” of Russian President Vladimir Putin was “to show discord.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend a press conference with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa after a meeting in Kieu, Ukraine, on May 21, 2022.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will attend a press conference with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa after a meeting in Kieu, Ukraine, on May 21, 2022.
(Ukrainian Presidential Press via AP)

“As I said, NATO clearly failed because we value it as stronger and more united than ever,” officials said.

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The comments come from the fact that the western unification of Ukraine is beginning to show signs of damage as the war has intensified for four months. France, Italy and Germany may reportly want to initiate peace talks with Russia.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Prime Minister Olav Schortz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited Kieu last week to meet with Zelensky.

“Russia remains clearly the most serious and imminent threat to the alliance,” officials said, but NATO will also address challenges from China.

Regarding discussions on rising energy and gas prices, officials said Ukraine is expected to be “at the forefront of discussions.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin will chair the Conference on the National Transport Industry on May 24, 2022 in Sochi, Russia, via Videolink.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will chair the Conference on the National Transport Industry on May 24, 2022 in Sochi, Russia, via Videolink.
(Sputnik / Mikhail Metsel / Kremlin via Reuters)

“We hope energy will be the center of the debate,” said a person familiar with the matter. “The principles that President Biden clarified there-clearly stated by G7 leaders since the start of the Russian invasion-maximize the Putin administration’s suffering and minimize its outflow to other parts of the world. It was one of those things. ”

Officials said leaders “are likely to speak to a set of common values ​​regarding taking steps to reduce Russia’s dependence on energy.”

Biden announced in March that it would ban all Russian oil, gas and energy imports into the United States, targeting the “major arteries” of the Russian economy during President Putin’s war in Ukraine.

NATO is calling on Germany to plan to strengthen its defenses on the eastern side of Europe

Also in March, Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Reyen announced a joint task force to help Europe break away from Russia’s dependence on gas.

Under this plan, the United States and other countries will increase liquefied natural gas exports to Europe by 15 billion cubic meters this year.

Meanwhile, the US national average of 1 gallon of gasoline is close to $ 5. Prior to this year, AAA’s highest national gasoline price average to date was $ 4.11 per gallon in July 2008.

Biden and his administration have repeatedly blamed Putin’s war in Ukraine for rising pump prices and US inflation.

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