US President Joe Biden held discussions with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday on issues including the Russia-Ukraine War and the Black Sea grain deal.
“President Joseph R. Biden Jr. met today with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the UN General Assembly in New York.”The leaders reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and the United Nations,” the White House said in a statement about the meeting at UN headquarters during the General Assembly in New York. The statement further added that both the leaders discussed the issues facing the UN, including Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, which is a clear threat to the core tenets of the UN Charter and its impact on the broader international community.
“The President thanked Secretary-General Guterres for his leadership in working to establish the Black Sea Grain Initiative.”They also reaffirmed the continued need for global action to address the global climate and food security crises,” the statement reads.
After meeting the UN Secretary-General, Biden updated his Twitter account and wrote, “I joined UN Secretary-General @Antonio Guterres to reaffirm the partnership between the U.S. and the United Nations.”We discussed the threat of Russia’s war in Ukraine with the UN Charter and global community and the need for swift action to address climate and food insecurity.”
Before the bilateral meeting with Guterres, Biden said, “Progress is being made. It’s really positive, particularly with you stepping in to access grain out of Ukraine and Russia. And but I believe there is so much more we can do. We’re prepared. And what I was suggesting wasn’t hyperbole. “There are I believe that the world’s great polluters, like ours, owe an obligation to the nations suffering the consequences of global warming.”