Blinken opened his post with calls to Canada, Mexico, Japan and South Korea – Telam

Blinken, 58, received broad Senate support, with 78 votes in favor and 22 against.

The new US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, who was confirmed by the Senate yesterday, began the first rounds of telephone conversations with international governments with Canada, Mexico, Japan and South Korea.

Like President Joe Biden, It was Blinken’s first call to Canada to speak to his counterpart, Mark Garneau, With whom he has pledged “close alliances” and called for cooperation to contain common challenges, according to the State Department.

The head of the US diplomacy also communicated with his Mexican counterpart, Marcelo Ebrard, Talk to him about security and economic integration.

Ebrard himself announced on Twitter that he had a “fruitful and friendly conversation” with Blinken and that they had “begun to work on implementing the best possible relationship between our two great countries.”

With Biden arriving at the White House, Washington wants It has a “structured and humane approach” to immigration, Four years into the government of Donald Trump, which followed a strict policy with immigrants.

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With its Asian partners, Japan and South Korea, Blinken has reaffirmed its desire to maintain a close alliance.

In the case of South Korea, the US diplomat told his counterpart, Minister Kang Kyung-wha, that the government would continue to insist on the “need” to achieve “denuclearization” of North Korea.

Blinken, 58, won broad support from the Senate, with 78 votes in favor and 22 against.Which makes him the official successor to Mike Pompeo.

“The American leadership is still important. When we are not on the front line, another country is trying to take our place, but maybe not in a way that promotes our interests or values. Or it does not, which is chaos.” A diplomat said … to the senators.

Blinken appears to be close, sympathetic and caring, to President Biden, unlike his predecessor, who was alarmed when a question bothered him.

Nevertheless, the new head of US diplomacy considered that Trump “was right to take a stronger stance against China,” despite differences emerging when it comes to the nuclear deal with Iran.

Blinken was Biden’s advisor in the Senate and later as Vice President Barack Obama, Before becoming Under Secretary of State himself from 2015 to 2017.

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