Joe Biden on Monday had his first conversations as president-elect with an Arab leader and with NATO’s secretary-general.
Biden, who will take office Jan. 20, spoke with King Abdullah II of Jordan, tweeted journalist Barak Ravid of Walla News. The Biden campaign did not immediately release a readout of the call.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, meanwhile, said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also spoke with the former vice president.
“Mr. Stoltenberg thanked President-elect Biden for being a long-standing supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship,” the military alliance said.
“They discussed the importance of our transatlantic Alliance as the cornerstone of our collective security. The Secretary General told President-elect Biden that he looked forward to working very closely with him to further strengthen the bond between North America and Europe and to prepare next year’s meeting of NATO leaders.”
Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been speaking with US allies and other global leaders in the wake of the Nov. 3 election. President Trump says he won the election, but has faced a series of setbacks with lawsuits and recounts in swing states.
On Sunday, Biden spoke with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand. On Friday, he spoke with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy.