The presidents of the United States and France, Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron, met Friday at the French embassy before the Vatican.In the first face-to-face meeting after the dangerous submarine dispute.
“We have to look to the future”Macron welcomed Biden with smiles and a handshake at Villa Bonaparte’s residence.
President Galic praised in front of the Democrat It made “concrete decisions” that would “generate a process of trust” between France and the United States.
For his part, the American admitted that the United States was “Clumsy” in the case of holding a submarine Which earned him the wrath of France, a partner he considers “extremely valuable”. Make the situation Paris He summons his ambassador in Washington for consultations.
The case was blown up when Biden announced a New alliance in the Indo-Pacific region with Australia and the United KingdomThat impeded the holding of a giant submarine between Paris and Canberra. The French authorities denounced “appeal” and “breach of trust”..
With the meeting between the leaders of the two countries want France and the United States Finally, turn the page on the French-American crisis About Australian submarines it So cool relations between the North American country and the European Union.
Before meeting with Macron, Biden held a 90-minute meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. In it, the Democrat thanked His Holiness for His Holiness Standing up for the world’s poor and those who suffer from hunger, conflict and persecutionAccording to a statement issued by the White House. In addition, the US Presidency stated that the President “praised Pope Francis’ leadership in the fight against The climate crisis, as well as his call that the epidemic ends for everyone through the distribution of vaccines and a fair global economic recovery“.
for this part, Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet on the sidelines of the G20 this weekend in Rome, amid strong tensions exacerbated by post-Brexit fishing licenses.Downing Street reported on Friday.
(With information from AFP)