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Harris and Macron talk about Covid-19, climate change, democracy and space

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648x415 emmanuel macron dans son bureau de l elysee lors de sa conversation telephonique avec joe biden

Emmanuel Macron in his office at the Elysee Palace during his telephone conversation with Joe Biden following the US presidential election, November 10, 2020 (illustration). – Jacques Witt / SIPA

Emmanuel Macron continues to meet with the new American administration in order to relaunch cooperation and dialogue between France and the United States. Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris and the French President pleaded Monday in favor of “close bilateral and multilateral cooperation” in the face of Covid-19 and climate change, in a telephone interview.

“Support democracy”

During this first exchange, they also agreed to “support democracy at home and around the world,” said the American vice-presidency in a statement. Kamala Harris has also expressed his commitment “to revitalize the transatlantic alliance”. “They also discussed many regional challenges, especially in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to face them together,” the text continues.

The vice-president also “thanked President Macron for his leadership on the subject of gender equality and for France’s contribution to NASA’s Perseverance Mars 2020 rover”. In a tweet in English, Emmanuel Macron for his part said “happy with this first discussion”. “Let us move forward together on all the challenges we face: climate, gender equality, regional crises, and our space cooperation with [espérons-le] a new step this Thursday with the landing of Perseverance on Mars, ”tweeted the French president.

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