President Joe Biden, in an address on Friday, is expected to denounce Russia's attempt to undermine democracy in the U.S.
Biden’s address will be made virtually before the annual Munich Security Conference. He will first make an appearance before the Group of Seven meeting of world leaders followed by the keynote speech, according to the Washington Examiner.
“He will specifically talk to what he believes is a concerted effort by the Kremlin to carry out a strategy to discredit, undermine, and destabilize democracies,” a senior administration official told the Examiner. “And he will call upon our democratic allies to stand with the United States in both creating resilience within our own societies and also in pushing back aggressively against these malign actions by Russia.”
Biden is also expected to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, challenges posed by China, and Afghanistan’s future.
“He will certainly acknowledge that democracy is under stress, democratic institutions are under stress, under challenge in the United States as they are in parts of Europe, and in other parts of the world as well,” the senior administration official said.
According to the Examiner, Biden will announce during the G7 meeting $4 billion in funding for a global vaccine initiative to fight COVID-19.
The Friday address is Biden’s first speech since taking office that is aimed at an international audience, NPR noted.
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