Joe Biden was invited to deliver his first address to a joint session of the US Congress.

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The US leaders traditionally deliver this general policy speech before both houses, meeting in extraordinary session. In subsequent years, his speeches are called the "State of the Union Address."

US President Joe Biden was invited Tuesday to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress on April 28, shortly before the symbolic date of his 100 days in office.

In keeping with tradition, the petition came from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who invited Biden, in a letter, to "share his vision to meet the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.". At the same time, his government tries to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and re-boost the world's leading power economy.

US leaders traditionally deliver this general policy speech before the two Congress houses, meeting in extraordinary session in the first weeks of their mandate.

In subsequent years, his addresses to Congress are dubbed the "State of the Union Address ."

This time, the covid-19 pandemic and the assault on the Capitol on January 6, as well as concerns about the security of the headquarters of the United States Congress that followed, caused the appointment to be postponed.

 Almost 100 days ago, when she was sworn in, she promised in a spirit of great hope that "'Help is on the way,'" Pelosi wrote in the invitation.

"Now, due to his historic and transformative leadership, help is here!" Added the Democratic leader, a strong ally of the president.

Since replacing Donald Trump on January 20, Biden has laid out an ambitious agenda to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effects on the American economy.

His $ 1.9 trillion stimulus plan was approved by Congress, which also received a more than $ 2 trillion bill from the White House to transform the country's infrastructure.

On the other hand, Biden announced that he would withdraw all his troops from Afghanistan before 9/11, 20 years after the 2001 attacks, thus ending the longest war in which the United States participated despite growing fears of a Taliban victory.

The withdrawal will be five months after the agreement with the Taliban reached by his predecessor, Donald Trump, for the US withdrawal.

Biden, who will announce on Wednesday, concluded that the United States could complete the process before September 11, a senior official said Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

The Democratic president had previously considered the option of maintaining a residual force in Afghanistan to attack Al Qaida or respond to possible threats from the Islamic State or, as other presidents have already done, subject the withdrawal to progress on the ground and slow peace talks.