Ms. Harris assumes the role of president when communicating with heads of state

Over the brief stint of her presidency, Kamala Harris had several phone calls with world leaders, a task often performed by the president.

On February 15, Harris spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, a leader that Mr. Biden talked to on January 24.

The White House notice said: Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, as well as support domestic democracy. and around the world. They also discussed many challenges in the region, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to work together to deal with them. The Vice President also thanked President Macron for gender equality and France’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Exploration Mission to send the Perseverance to Mars.

Ms. Harris also tweeted about the event: “We discussed COVID-19, climate change, support for democracy in the country and around the world, and regional challenges. @POTUS and I look forward to working with President Macron to build a better future for our two countries. ”

In early February, Ms. Harris also had a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, another person whom Mr. Biden talked to on January 22, the first call just two days after he took office.

After a first conversation with a foreign leader as vice president, Harris tweeted: “We discussed our commitment to work closely on a number of issues, including responding to COVID-19, addressing climate change and expanding our economic partnership in the direction of promoting rehibilitate [kinh tế] and create jobs in both countries. ”

Ms. Harris’s phone calls have attracted the attention of conservatives. The National Pulse right site commented: “It’s strange that a Vice President makes contact with important world leaders just weeks after joining the new administration.”

During his time in office, Vice President Mike Pence never had phone calls with Trudeau or Macron, even though Mr. Pence made several direct visits to the leaders, according to The Epoch Times. gender.

The newspaper also stated, The phone calls could be a sign that Harris will take a higher position than previous vice presidents, especially in foreign policy matters.

Mr. Biden, 78 years old this year, has become the oldest person to enter the White House. During the 2020 election campaign, there were rumors speculating that he could potentially only serve a single term. But Mr. Biden insists he is ready to fight for a second term as president.

Minh Ngoc

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