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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a virtual event hosted by the Munich Security Conference in the East Room of the White House on February 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. In his remarks, President Biden stressed the United States' commitment to NATO after four years of the Trump administration undermining the alliance. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has used his first big appearance on the global stage to call on fellow world leaders to demonstrate “democracies can still deliver” for people. At the same time, he underscored his administration’s determination to reorient the U.S. away from Donald Trump’s “America First” approach. Biden spoke Friday in a virtual address to the annual Munich Security Conference. He said democracies must “prove that our model isn’t a relic of our history.”  Biden also said he’s determined to repair a U.S.-Europe relationship that had become strained under Trump who repeatedly questioned the value of historic alliances.