Xi Jinping and Joe Biden successively delivered their speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, but the confrontation remained mild.
It is for more multilateralism that the Chinese leader pleaded: “The differences and problems between countries must be addressed through dialogue and cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual respect. The success of one country does not necessarily mean the failure of another. world is large enough to accommodate the common development and progress of all countries. We must pursue dialogue and inclusion rather than confrontation and exclusion. “
Hours earlier, Joe Biden had said he had no intention of starting a “new cold war”: “We will defend our allies and our friends, and we will oppose the attempts of the stronger countries that dominate the weaker ones, whether through forced changes of territory, economic coercion, technical exploitation or disinformation. But we do not not looking, I say it again, we are not looking for a new cold war or a world divided into rigid blocks. “
The American leader also announced that the United States would double its international financial commitment against climate change by 2024.