US President-elect Joe Biden has announced the first members of his cabinet to take office on January 21 next year.
The first appointments focused on foreign policy, security, and climate change. They were all selected with great experience, in the areas for which they were proposed, and Biden’s message was short and clear: “America is back – ready to lead the world, not to withdraw from it.”
And that, as the future US ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Linda Thomas Greenfield, an African-American from Louisiana, with rich diplomatic experience in Africa and the Middle East, said, “globally and multilaterally.”
“America is back, multilateralism is back, diplomacy is back,” said the future ambassador to the UN, Thomas Greenfield.
As the media previously reported, the future US Secretary of State will be Anthony Blinken (Anthony), former Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama administration, Biden’s national security adviser, while he was vice president of the United States, with diplomatic experience since the Clinton administration and foreign policy committee. of the U.S. Senate.
In a short but extremely inspiring speech, Blinken explained throughout his family’s history how his political worldviews were being built, and hinted at the direction in which his diplomatic efforts would move.
Blinken said that, if confirmed, he felt it was his duty to hold America as “the last best hope on earth,” as it was for his own family.
His grandfather, he said, came to America to avoid a pogrom in Russia, his wife’s father fled communist Hungary, and his stepfather revived the horrors of the Holocaust in Poland and his life was saved by an American soldier – an African-American he came across after which escaped the death march through the forests of Bavaria.
- He fell to his knees in front of him and said the only three words he knew in English, which his mother taught him: “God bless America.” The soldier picked him up on his tank and took him to America and to freedom. It’s us! – said the future Secretary of State of the United States of America.