Politicians Talk

Politicians Talk – Wednesday 29/06/2022

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US 

Joe Biden – US President

Biden will meet with his Mexican counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Washington DC on July 12, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The leaders will discuss their efforts to address global challenges, such as food security, and discuss joint competitiveness initiatives […]. They also plan to discuss their visions for North America, cooperation on migration, joint development efforts in Central America, security, climate and energy, and global issues,” Jean-Pierre’s statement read.

UK

Ben Wallace – United Kingdom’s Defense Minister

Wallace told Sky News at the start of the NATO summit in Madrid that the UK’s defense spending must be increased if it is to preserve its global leadership role after 2024. According to him “greater investment” in the defense sector is critical for the next decade, as the budget was depleted before the start of the Ukrainian crisis.