Biden talks with Macron of France, tries to strengthen ties –

Biden talks with Macron of France, tries to strengthen ties

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated the military forces on New Year’s Eve at the Prefecture Maritime de l’Autlantic on Brest, France, January 19, 2021. REUTERS / Stephen Mahe / Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, expressing a desire to strengthen bilateral ties, the White House said, as Biden approached during his early days in office One of the first countries created a traditional ally.

The White House statement also said that Biden emphasized his commitment to strengthening transit ties through America’s partnership with NATO and the European Union.

The statement said that the two leaders agreed on the need for close coordination, including multilateral organizations, to tackle common challenges such as climate change, COVID-19 and global economic recovery.

They agreed to work together on shared foreign policy priorities, including the Sahel region of China, the Middle East, Russia and West Africa.

Reporting by Patricia Zengler in Washington; Editing by Peter Connie and Matthew Lewis


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