His speech will reiterate his intent to move away from some of the global engagement policies of the last four years, according to a senior administration official. In the course of his remarks, he will discuss the Iran nuclear program, Afghanistan, challenges posed by Russia and U.S. competition with China. The president will also commit to standing with the Transatlantic Partnership and Alliance in trying to make progress “against significant challenges that we face collectively,” the official told reporters before the speech.
How to watch Biden’s Munich Security Conference address
- What: President Joe Biden addresses the Munich Security Conference
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: 11:15 a.m. ET
Location: The White House (virtual address)
Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device.
Earlier, the president participated virtually in the G7meeting with world leaders and announced the U.S. would contribute $4 billion to COVAX, emphasizing the administration’s stance that the coronavirus must be fought around the world.
The Biden administration is also officially reentering the Paris climate accords later Friday afternoon.