January 24, 2021 The phone of the Allied leaders rings.
On the other end of the phone is the new president Joseph Biden.
After those to the two neighboring countries (Canada and Mexico) and to Great Britain, with which he wants to strengthen the "special relationship", here are those to the Europeans with the telephone appointment with French President Emmanuel Macron which took place today.
Both the White House and the Elysée made it known.
Biden underlined his "commitment to strengthen the transatlantic relationship, including through NATO and the US partnership with the EU".
The two leaders "agreed on the need for close coordination, including through multilateral organizations, to face challenges such as Climate Change, Covid and global economic recovery".
But in recent days Joe Biden has also sent the first signals to Russia and China, historical rival powers.
Through the reversal of Trump's complacent line towards the "Tsar" Vladimir Putin, the new American president makes clear his intentions in terms of foreign policy.
One above all the Navalny case and the violation of human rights.
Washington recalled that these rights are engraved "not only in the Russian constitution but also in Moscow's commitments to the OSCE and to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as in its obligations under the international pact on civil and political rights".
And he promised to "stand by our allies and partners in defense of human rights", on the eve of the European Council which must decide on possible sanctions.
The new Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who should be confirmed shortly, shares Trump's hard line against China, also clearly underlines the relaunch of NATO and relations with European allies.