US President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a program in Wilmington. (File Photo: Reuters)
WILMINGTON: US President-elect Joe Biden has said the US will be “ready to lead” again on the global stage, international media reports have said.
Biden pledged to work together with the US allies while he turned the page on President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies.
Introducing his foreign policy and national security team, Biden also signaled he intended after taking office on January 20 to lead the nation away from the unilateralist nationalism pursued by Donald Trump.
He added that his team, which includes Antony Blinken as his nominee for U.S. Secretary of State, would shed what he described as “old thinking and unchanged habits” in its approach to foreign relations.
“It’s a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it, once again sit at the head of the table, ready to confront our adversaries and not reject our allies, ready to stand up for our values,” Biden said at the event in Wilmington, Delaware.
(With inputs from Agencies)