WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday mentioned safety cooperation in Africa, Europe, and the Indo-Pacific, as the 2 international locations work to fix fences after a rift over a U.S. safety pact with Britain and Australia.
Biden and Macron plan to proceed their discussions once they meet this month in Rome at a summit of leaders from the Group of 20 main economies, the White Home mentioned.
Vice President Kamala Harris additionally will meet with Macron throughout a go to to Paris in November, the White Home mentioned, underscoring efforts to restore ties between america and France after Australia scrapped a French submarine contract in favor of a pact with Washington and London final month.
The visits observe a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Paris earlier this month, the place he mentioned he had “very optimistic, very productive” conversations with French leaders.
U.S. Commerce Consultant Katherine Tai additionally met together with her French counterpart, Franck Riester, on Friday, on the sidelines of a Group of Seven commerce minister convention, the place she harassed the U.S. dedication to “strengthening the bilateral relationship with France,” her workplace mentioned in a press release.
In his name with Macron, Biden reviewed ongoing efforts by each international locations to help stability and safety within the Sahel area and to reinforce cooperation within the Indo-Pacific, in addition to efforts to allow a stronger European protection, the White Home mentioned.
“President Biden appears to be like ahead to the assembly with President Macron in Rome later this month, the place they may proceed the dialog, take inventory of the various areas of U.S.-France cooperation, and reinforce our shared pursuits and customary values as we tackle challenges and alternatives collectively,” it mentioned.
Harris will meet with Macron whereas in Paris to ship a speech on the fourth annual Paris Peace Discussion board on Nov. 11 and take part within the Paris Convention on Libya on Nov. 12, her spokesperson Symone Sanders mentioned in a press release.
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