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The French Minister for the Armed Forces meets his American counterpart at the Pentagon

2022-12-01T00:16:12.886Z

French Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu met his American counterpart Lloyd Austin on Wednesday November 30 at the Pentagon, the...



French Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu met his American counterpart Lloyd Austin on Wednesday November 30 at the Pentagon, the two parties announced.

The two ministers

"stressed the importance of maintaining the strong bilateral cooperation between our two countries, and signed a declaration of intent that codifies our shared principles

," the Pentagon said in a statement.

For the head of the Pentagon, the text enforces

"our commitments in the field of counter-terrorism throughout the world, from Africa to the Indo-Pacific"

, and strengthens

"our cooperation in the space and cyber fields"

.

“Support for Ukraine”

The two ministers also spoke of

"support for Ukraine"

and the strength of the NATO Alliance, the Pentagon said.

On the French side, a press release from the Ministry of the Armed Forces underlines that this declaration of intent

“defines a high level of ambition for the defense relationship between France and the United States for the years to come”

.

"It deepens and clarifies the framework of our operational cooperation, particularly in the Indo-Pacific and in Africa, in order to strengthen our interoperability"

, he specifies.

Source: lefigaro

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