A new relationship in sight. Emmanuel Macron will speak by phone, Sunday January 24 in the evening, with the new President of the United States, Joe Biden, indicates the Elysee at the political department of France Télévisons. The Elysée reminds us that the President of the Republic is the first Head of State of the European Union to be called, which marks a desire for close cooperation between the two presidents.
Joe Biden, invested on January 20, has already met with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson on Saturday, and with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin trudeau Friday. Emmanuel Macron, for his part, spoke with the president elected on November 10 to congratulate him on his victory. For the French president, this time it will be about reaffirming the fundamentals of the bilateral relationship, “those of a shared history which makes us America’s longest-serving ally, and of a partnership which is based on the promotion of fundamental values”, says the Elysee.
The meeting will also be an opportunity to make progress on several points of future cooperation between the two countries, in particular on climate issues, on the future of NATO, on global vaccine distribution, reform of global health and trade governance. “The President of the Republic has taken various initiatives in recent years, particularly on climate issues and on the multilateral scene, which he will wish to present to President Biden to see how the United States would like to subscribe “, adds the Elysee.
The Elysee is hoping for a “very frank dialogue” in order to build a “global agenda”, in particular on cooperation in the field of security and defense, on digital technology and on relations with China. The entourage of the French president recalls that Joe Biden is proud of his French and European origins, dating back to the Huguenots. The Elysée indicates that Emmanuel Macron was “sensitive “to the fact that the American president takes an oath on a Bible of Douai more than 400 years old, a reference to its French heritage.