Washington, January 22 White House Press Secretary Pusaki said in Washington on the 22nd that US President Biden has no foreign visit plan at present, and his first foreign visit will have to wait for “a period of time”.
Pusaki made the above statement in response to the White House press conference held on the same day.
She said that despite Biden’s willingness to make an outbound visit, “I think it will take some time. At present, I don’t know when it will be.”
“Of course, I expect him [Biden] to receive more calls from foreign leaders next week.” Pusaki continued.
U.S. media pointed out that although he has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, Biden is expected to focus his main focus on the domestic agenda in the first few months of taking office.
Responding to the epidemic and the resulting economic crisis is a priority for the new U.S. administration.
Successive U.S. presidents have chosen to visit different times and countries after taking office.
In February 2009, former President Obama visited Canada one month after being sworn in.
Former President Trump chose Saudi Arabia as the destination of his first foreign visit in May 2017.
In a statement issued later that day, Biden spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau for the first time as president that day.
The two sides stressed the strategic significance of the relationship between the United States and Canada and said that they would strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of responding to the COVID-19 epidemic, strengthening economic ties, and addressing climate change.
The two also agreed to call again a month later to continue discussing how to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
A day ago, U.S. President’s national security adviser Sullivan held his first call with officials at the corresponding levels of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan.