Biden, Macron discuss cooperation, to meet in Rome late October

(VOVWORLD) - The Presidents of the US and France have discussed efforts to enable a stronger and more capable European defense while ensuring complementarity with NATO.

During a phone call on Friday, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron also reviewed ongoing efforts by their teams to support stability and security in the Sahel and to enhance cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

President Biden said he looks forward to the meeting with President Macron in Rome later this month, where they will continue the conversation, take stock of the many areas of US-France cooperation, and reinforce their shared interests and common values as they take on challenges and opportunities together.

President Biden also noted the November visit by Vice President Harris to Paris as a key opportunity to further enhance US-France cooperation on a range of global challenges.

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