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What to remember from their meeting

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21 cannon shots, a national anthem, a brass band…all under a bright winter sun: Joe Biden lavishly welcomed Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte in Washington on Thursday, December 1. The French head of state is the first to be accorded such treatment by the US president since his inauguration in January 2021.

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“Our two countries are sisters in their fight for freedom”reassured Emmanuel Macron, calling for France and the United States to become “brothers in arms”. At the conclusion of this visit, the two presidents issued a joint press statement prior to a joint press conference. The following are the main statements of the two heads of state.

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• Help Ukraine “as long as it takes”

“We will stand united against brutality” Russia in Ukraine, the US President said during a joint press conference with his French counterpart, which launched:

“We want to succeed together, not against each other.”

The US and French presidents privately pledged to provide Ukraine with “political, security, humanitarian and economic assistance for as long as possible,” including strengthening the country’s anti-aircraft defense, according to a joint press release. After meeting for more than an hour in the Oval Office of the White House.

As Joe Biden himself said ” Ready “ To speak with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, if he is the latter “Looking for a way to end the war” in Ukraine.

• Coordinating the response to “challenges posed by China”

Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron pledged it “to coordinate” their countries’ response to Challenges by the Asian giant, particularly in the field of human rights and labour “with China on important global issues such as climate change”.

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• Strengthening the Clean Energy and Climate Partnership

The two leaders also expressed their desire to do so Strengthening the US-EU Partnership on Clean Energy and Climate And she vowed to act “sychronize” Their green industry approach, after friction over subsidies for US products “Made in USA”. Emmanuel Macron denounced these measures “very aggressive” for European companies.

“We have agreed to discuss practical ways to synchronize our approaches to boost supply chain, production and innovation on both sides of the Atlantic.”Joe Biden said. “We decided together […] We will synchronize our approaches and agendas to invest in critical emerging industries such as semiconductors, hydrogen and batteries.”Emmanuel Macron said.

• “Respect” for the Iranians

Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron have also voiced it ” respect “ for the Iranians who “show courage” for them “fundamental freedoms”.

The American and French presidents applauded “Women and Youth” who protest “To obtain their right to exercise their human rights and basic freedoms, which Iran has committed itself to, and which it mocks.”according to this document.

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