The president of the United States, Joe Biden, served as host this Wednesday and organized a party for world leaders participating in the United Nations General Assembly.
The event took place at the Museum of Natural History in New York, in whose lobby hangs a colossal blue whale of more than 25 meters.
The streets surrounding the museum were closed, there was a large police deployment and some passers-by had fun trying to guess which world leader was on board each of the vehicles that were crossing the streets at full speed, according to Efe.
The caravan of black vehicles in which Biden and the first lady, Jill, were traveling arrived at the museum at around 7:03 p.m. local time and, once there, they were greeted by the president and director of the museum, Ellen Futter and Lisa Gugenheim, respectively, reported the White House.
The Bidens acted as hosts because the United Nations headquarters are on US soil.
The event was an occasion for the Bidens to meet old acquaintances such as the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, or the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, with whom they have already met in other international forums.
In addition, it was an opportunity to build relationships with those leaders who have been recently elected at the polls, for example the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, and the president of Chile, Gabriel Boric.
The event was closed to the press and lasted about two hours, according to the White House.
The Natural History Museum of the Big Apple, which became the center of world diplomacy on Wednesday night, has been portrayed in the cinema with films such as “Night at the Museum” (2006) and in literature with novels by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, among others. EFE