President Joe Biden made his entry into the NATO summit with the aim of consulting with European partners on efforts to combat China and Russia while highlighting the US commitment to the 30-nation alliance that was often undermined by his predecessor Donald Trump.
The summit on Monday comes at a time when Biden is trying to unite the allies for greater cooperation in spying on China and Russia, two rivals who have opposed their actions on economic security and the country that have been major foreign policy issues at the beginning of Biden’s presidency.
Biden shortly after arriving at the coalition headquarters sat down with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and reiterated the United States’ commitment to Article 5 of the unity law, which states that a single member’s attack is a universal attack and must be met in a joint manner.
Biden said that the Section 5 treats them all as a sacred obligation and that he wants NATO to know that America exists.
The White House said the report, signed by allies at the end of the NATO summit, was expected to include language about the revitalization of Article 5 to trigger a major cyber attack – a matter of concern between a series of US government and business threats by Russian-based hijackers.
The review will determine if a member of the alliance needs technical or intelligence support to respond to cyber attacks, he or she will be able to appeal to the provision of alternative defense services, according to White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan.
Biden’s trip to Europe is set to meet a group of seven leaders at a three-day conference on Cornwall Rocks and then NATO allies in Brussels ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva .
In G-7, leaders want to convey that a group of rich democracies – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States – are a better ally of poor nations than dictatorial rivals such as China and Russia. .
The G-7 summit ended with a forum calling for forced labor and other human rights abuses involving Muslims in Uyghur and other minority ethnic groups in the western Xinjiang province. The President declined to comment at private conferences on the offer, but said he was “satisfied” with the report, although the differences are still between the parties and how they should call Beijing.
Biden focused on building a united front between the United States and its allies who were concerned about the American leadership after enduring four years of Trump’s naming and general invectives about the importance of international alliances such as NATO.
Trump has lamented that the NATO alliance allows “liberal” countries to spend less money on military defense by harassing the US and dismissing the alliance as “ineffective.”
Biden gave a clear rally on Sunday, saying: “We do not see NATO as a form of defense. We believe that NATO is crucial in our ability to maintain American security for … the rest of the century. And there is real enthusiasm. “
When union members last met at a conference in England in December 2019, Trump held the headlines by calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two faces” and French President Emmanuel Macron “evil.”
Trump is outraged after Trudeau was caught on hot cameras gossiping with other leaders about Trump turning photographic opportunities into long news conferences. Ahead of the summit, Macron had announced that NATO was “dead in the brain” due to a gap in the American leadership under Trump.
Biden has already agreed during his trip to Europe that the coalition needs to ensure a better burde.