Biden calls Macron, discusses NATO, COVID-19 and cooperation with U.S. oldest ally

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke on Sunday with President Emmanuel Macron of France to express his desire to strengthen bilateral ties with U.S. oldest ally.

“President Biden also stressed his commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship, including through NATO and the United States’ partnership with the European Union,” the White House said in a readout of their conversation.

“The leaders agreed on the need for close coordination, including through multilateral organizations, in tackling common challenges such as climate change, COVID-19, and the global economic recovery.  They also agreed to work together on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, the Middle East, Russia, and the Sahel.”

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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