Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the United Nations (UN) and assured that it has an important role in “multilateralism”. In addition, in his meeting with António Guterres, he highlighted the measures taken by President Biden in his foreign policy, which has included the return of the United States to some forums and agreements abandoned by Donald Trump such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Paris Agreement.
“The UN is the anchor of the multilateral system. And that multilateral system is of vital importance to the United States,” Blinken said at the beginning of the meeting via videoconference with the UN secretary general, as reviewed by EFE.
He pointed out that, in his opinion, the United States must promote multilateralism because none of the great global challenges can be solved on a national scale. “We have to find ways to cooperate and coordinate to respond to problems together,” insisted the Biden official.
António Guterres welcomed and celebrated the return of the United States to international consensus and UN bodies it had left. He advocated that cooperation between the organization and the Biden Administration is vital.
Instead of traveling from Washington to New York, Anthony Blinken was there virtually. He chaired a meeting of the Security Council and held meetings with the organization’s top leaders.