During a press conference at the close of the G-7 summit in the United Kingdom, President Biden said he told the other leaders at the conference that the U.S. will do its part to fight global threats, declaring “America is back at the table.” Biden also affirmed his commitment to NATO, ahead of a summit with leaders of those nations that begins on Monday.
JOE BIDEN: The only way we're going to meet the global threats that-- is by working together and with our partners and our allies. And I conveyed to each of my G7 counterparts that the United States is going to do our part. America is back at the table. America's back at the table.
The lack of participation in the past and-- and full engagement was noticed significantly, not only by the leaders of those countries, but by the people in the G7 countries. And America's back in the business of leading the world alongside nations who share our most deeply held values.
And so the bottom line is I was very pleased with the outcome of the entire conference. And, you know, I noticed there was a lot of coverage of my individual comments made by my colleagues about how we were all getting along together. But the truth of the matter is, we did.
There was-- I felt-- and it wasn't about me, but it was about America. I felt a genuine sense of enthusiasm that America was back at the table and fully, fully engaged. And now I'm going to be heading off to Brussels to NATO, and the same-- many of the same people are going to be at that table in NATO and to make the case we are back as well. We do not view NATO as a sort of a protection racket. We believe that NATO is vital to our ability to maintain American security for the next-- next remainder of the century.