US President Joe Biden’s 1 st press conference after assuming office: Current Affairs Special Series

Team Adda247 and BankersAadda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series for SBI and IBPS interview 2021.  In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack if any current affairs topic is asked in the interview. Today’s Current Affairs topic is US President Joe Biden’s 1 st press conference after assuming office.

US President Joe Biden’s 1st press conference after assuming office

President Biden held his first-ever press conference since assuming office and made an ambitious pledge of administering 200 million vaccine shots in 100 days. The US is the worst-hit country in the world from the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of the highest number of cases and deaths.

US president Joe Biden disclosed that he had made it clear to China that the US is not looking for a confrontation, although there will be steep competition. He had around a two-hour conversation with China’s President Xi Jinping after he assumed office and announced that China must play by the International rules and honor fair competition. He also added that the US will stand up on issues and will speak out about what’s happening to Uighur Muslims in China and what’s happening in Hong Kong. Mr. Biden said that China’s overall aim is to become the leading country in the world, but asserted it won’t happen under his watch. 

Joe Biden, President of the USA, in responses to North Korea he said that, if they choose to escalate their nuclear program, the USA will respond firmly. He also said that the US is deliberating with its partners and allies on North Korea, saying that the country is the top priority on foreign policy for him.

Mr. President on Afghanistan said that in terms of tactical reasons, it is hard to get US troops out and it is going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline. He said, the US has no intention to stay in Afghanistan for a long time but the question is how and under what circumstances to meet that agreement that was made by former President Trump.

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