On Thursday, we learned that President Biden intends to visit New York City in September to address the UN General Assembly.
On Sunday, September 18, the president will arrive in the city. On Monday, September 19, and Tuesday, September 20, he will attend the 77th annual summit of world leaders for the second time as president, according to a statement from the White House.
No more information about the trip was provided, including when Biden would speak at the illustrious gathering of presidents, kings, prime ministers, and dictators.
Biden won’t have to worry about running into Vladimir Putin in the hallway between official events.
The strongman leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has already announced that he will not attend the meeting, which is sure to include criticism of its invasion of neighboring Ukraine.
Furthermore, it was unknown if Biden would use his time in deeply red Gotham to mix in some midterm campaigning and Democratic fundraising.
On the days Biden is in town, New Yorkers should prepare for significantly more traffic than usual.
Additional presidential protection will cause more street closures on the East Side, where locals and commuters hate the yearly influx of diplomatic convoys that clog up traffic.
In his inaugural statement to the world organization, Biden urged international cooperation in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
He also supported the hastily executed, weeks earlier, U.S. military withdrawal.
“Simply put, we stand… at an inflection point in history,” Biden said.
“We must work together as never before,” Biden added.