President Emmanuel Macron spoke for the first time on Tuesday with Joe Biden, the US president elected last week.
According to the Elysee Palace, the two political leaders discussed issues such as the climate, health, the fight against terrorism and the defense of fundamental rights.
Emmanuel Macron spoke for the first time Tuesday afternoon with Joe Biden, the American president-elect, with whom he hopes to collaborate on major international issues, announced the Elysee.
"The Head of State congratulated Joe Biden and his vice-president Kamala Harris and assured them of his willingness to work together on contemporary issues: climate, health, the fight against terrorism and the defense of fundamental rights," said know the presidency.
An exchange of ten minutes
This brief interview of ten minutes was held four days after the announcement on Saturday of the Democrat's victory over Donald Trump.
Emmanuel Macron, who came to power in 2017, has never met Joe Biden, who was Barack Obama's vice-president between 2009 and 2017. Like most other European leaders, he congratulated him on Saturday by calling him to act "together" to "meet the challenges of today".
Joe Biden began his talks with foreign leaders Monday with a call from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
He also met Tuesday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said he was impatient to "strengthen the partnership" between the United Kingdom and the United States, and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.