Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez held a telephone conversation this Tuesday with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, in which they analyzed the agenda of the NATO summit to be held in Madrid on June 29th and 30th. Sánchez has reported on social networks this conversation between the two leaders, which government sources say lasted twenty minutes. The talks, which the government says were arranged at the request of the White House, are taking place a week before the start of the meeting in Madrid, where the alliance partners will adopt a new strategic concept and discuss, among other issues, the state of the war in Ukraine and the NATO membership applications of Sweden and Finland. “I just spoke to President Biden about the next NATO Summit in Madrid, a historic event at which the Alliance will strengthen its unity and cohesion in defense of democracy and freedom,” the chief executive wrote. Additionally, he has reported that Biden thanked him for his efforts in organizing the summit, which will be his first visit to Spain since assuming the US presidency.
The call comes on the eve of the US President’s European trip to attend the NATO and G7 summits taking place June 26-28 at Schloss Elmau in the German state of Bavaria. The government emphasizes that the summit of the alliance takes place at a historic moment, marked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In this regard, he reported that Biden not only thanked Spain for organizing the summit, but also praised the “constructive attitude” that the country is showing so that concrete results can be achieved at the Madrid meeting in defense of democratic societies.