Joe Biden does not want the rivalry with China to ‘degenerate into conflict The 78th United Nations General Assembly began on Tuesday in New York. After Joe Biden’s intervention, during which the American president declared that he wanted to prevent the rivalry with Beijing from “degenerating into conflict”, his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, must speak in person at the UN podium. Follow this event live.
US President Joe Biden called on all countries to “oppose Russian aggression” at the UN General Assembly.
“Russia believes the world will get tired and let it brutalize Ukraine without consequences,” Joe Biden said. “If we allow Ukraine to be dismembered, is the independence of nations still guaranteed? The answer is no,” he insisted, to the applause of the Ukrainian president and the public.
16:45: Joe Biden does not want the rivalry with China to “degenerate into conflict”
Joe Biden repeated before the UN that he “sought to manage the rivalry” with China “responsibly so that it does not degenerate into conflict.”
The American president also assured, in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly in New York, that he was “willing to work with China”, in particular to fight the climate crisis, at a time when high-level contacts level between the two great powers have increased.
4:30 p.m.: Joe Biden asks to send an international force to Haiti as soon as possible
Joe Biden called on the United Nations Security Council to “authorize now” the sending of an international force to Haiti to help police in the fight against gangs.
“The people of Haiti cannot wait any longer,” the US president said from the podium of the UN General Assembly.
4:00 p.m.: all eyes are expected to be on Volodymyr Zelensky on the UN podium
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky takes to the UN podium on Tuesday for the first time since the Russian invasion, facing a fragmented international community shaken by serial crises, particularly the war in Ukraine.
A year ago, he received exceptional authorization to intervene via video message. This time he will be there in person, for the high-level session of the annual United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and a special meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday, before leaving for Washington, where he will be received at the White House on Thursday. .
“It is very important for us that our words, all our messages, are heard by our partners,” he said Monday while meeting with Ukrainian soldiers wounded on the front lines at a New York hospital.
“Ukraine will present to UN Member States a concrete proposal on how to strengthen the principle of territorial integrity and improve the UN’s ability to thwart and stop aggression,” he said in X.