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Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden will meet this Sunday evening on the phone


The two heads of state will discuss their status as historic allies, but also current topics such as climate, global distribution.

He will be the second European head of state after Boris Johnson to be called up by Joe Biden.

Emmanuel Macron will meet this Sunday early evening on the phone with the new US president, the Elysee said.

This conversation between the two leaders will be the first since the Democrat took office on January 20.

This interview should make it possible to “observe that, always, the fundamentals remain - those of a shared history which make us the oldest ally of the United States and of a partnership which is based on the promotion of fundamental values ​​[... ] - and say that we will continue to be this reliable and available ally to act alongside them, ”underlined the French presidency.

A "frank dialogue without denying the differences"

This exchange should also be an opportunity to "draw very concretely the main axes of an action agenda for the coming months, on the climate, the global distribution of vaccines, the reform of health governance and global trade".

"It is a question of having a very frank dialogue on these questions without denying the differences, in particular on the digital questions and the commercial questions", specifies the Elysee.

Washington has returned to the Paris climate agreement and the World Health Organization (WHO), signaling its return to multilateral institutions after four years of frenzied unilateralism.

The two leaders will also discuss foreign policy, citing the cases of China and Russia.

Finally, they will address regional issues concerning the Levant, the Sahel, Iran, Libya and even the Eastern Mediterranean.

Files for which it is necessary "to build very concretely a Franco-American partnership", explained the presidency.


Joe Biden at the head of the United States: what can change, or not, for France

Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden spoke for the first time on November 10, after the election of the President of the United States.

The Democrat then told the French head of state that he wanted to "revitalize bilateral and transatlantic relations, in particular through NATO and the European Union", often abused by Donald Trump.

Source: leparis

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