WASHINGTON, Feb 9 – Kamala Harris will hold a series of face-to-face meetings with US allies and allies at next week’s Munich Security Conference seeking to end Russian violence in Ukraine, a trip that serves as a major test for him deputy president.
A senior administration official said Harris would deliver a speech, outline US policy in a number of public talks and reaffirm America’s commitment to its NATO allies German, EU and NATO leaders will travel and Harris is not expected to meet with Russian and Chinese leaders.
The summit, launched by Western nations during the Cold War to address military tensions, is expected to take place on February 18-20 in Munich, amid tensions over Ukraine between the West and Russia.
“This trip is about negotiating with our partners and partners and we are building on the in-depth discussions that are going on,” the official said.
Harris “will reaffirm America’s commitment to the monarchy and the Ukrainian state” as it risks the invasion of Russia on a large scale, the official said.
Russia has recruited about 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border. He denies planning an attack but U.S. officials say the attack may take place within days or weeks.
Early Tuesday morning, President Vladimir Putin warned for the second time in a week that European countries would automatically enter the war with Russia when “there will be no winners” if Ukraine joins NATO and tries to recapture Crimea. a peninsula taken by Russia in 2014.
U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened to impose the heaviest sanctions imposed on Russia by sending troops to the border, but stressed that the United States prefers to negotiate. He met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday and said that the Nord Stream 2 gas line would be suspended if Russia invaded Ukraine.
HARRIS OVERSEAS Although Harris’ public appearance and success in many difficult home affairs have been widely criticized, especially by the opposition Republican Party, the world is often hailed as the leader, a rare female US leader.
Biden has repeatedly urged his vice president to negotiate directly with foreign leaders and build ties with key US allies, White House sources say, and a visit to Munich could be a major test for his deputy vice president and his most prominent foreign country. trip right now.
Harris took part in a Biden’s White House meeting with Scholz.
“The vice president is now beginning to show clearly and clearly how he plays a key role in advancing our foreign policy,” the official said.
The vice president sought to unveil his foreign policy details by driving alone with foreign leaders and traveling to Central America, Asia and Europe to further important administrative priorities including reducing migration from Central America to the United States and strengthening international support for China’s growth global influence.
The summit will bring together about 35 provincial and government leaders in its traditional site in the Bavarian capital. The meeting was held around 2021 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Biden attended the conference as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as vice president and even absent from public office. Last year, he spoke at a congressional hearing and announced that it was time to talk about Trump’s “America-first” style.