NEW YORK – US President Joe Biden arrived in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where he will announce more funds to fight the food crisis and ask his allies to step up their efforts to help Ukraine.
Air Force One touched down on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday local time (9:25 p.m. GMT), from where the president took a helicopter to downtown New York. .
After his arrival, Biden took part in a reception for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the executive committee of the Democratic Party, and has increased in recent weeks the number of events that the president intervenes in because there are fewer and fewer left before the November general elections.
On Wednesday, the president will deliver his second presidential address to the United Nations General Assembly.
As White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan explained on Tuesday, Biden will condemn Russia’s “unjustified” war in Ukraine and ask all countries of the world, especially its allies, to maintain their support for Ukraine despite the food crisis and fuel problems caused by the conflict.
Likewise, Biden will announce more funding against the food crisis to help developing countries, which have demanded more support from the United Nations to avoid potential catastrophes.
The US president will also hold two bilateral meetings: one with UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the other with British Prime Minister Liz Truss, in what will be the first meeting between the two.
Biden will also address a meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (FMAIDS) and announce “historic commitments” in monetary terms to fight these diseases, Sullivan said.
In the evening, in a relaxed atmosphere, the President of the United States and the First Lady, Jill Biden, will host a reception at the Natural History Museum where they will meet all the leaders participating in the Great Week of the United Nations.
Biden will participate in another Democratic National Committee event on Thursday and will return to Washington that day.