Emmanuel Macron made a phone call to his American, Russian and Italian counterparts in turn on Thursday. On the agenda: the management of the crisis in Afghanistan where the Taliban have taken power for five days now. During his telephone interview in the evening with Joe Biden, the French president “underlined the absolute need to ensure coordination between allies, rapid and concrete on the ground, to allow the evacuation of our nationals, Afghan women and women. Afghans who worked for the allies, as well as those who are threatened, ”said the Elysee.

"We cannot abandon them", affirmed the head of state, evoking a "moral responsibility".

Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron "have agreed to strengthen their joint action in humanitarian, political and counterterrorism matters in the coming days, in particular within the framework of the G7", according to the French presidency.

Fight against drugs and arms trafficking with Putin

A little earlier, during his interview with Vladimir Putin, which lasted more than an hour and a half, Emmanuel Macron notably discussed “priority expectations with regard to the Taliban”, who took power in Kabul: “ fight against drugs and arms trafficking, break with international terrorist movements, respect for women's rights ”, indicated the presidency. The two presidents "have agreed to coordinate closely in the days and weeks to come, bilaterally as well as within the United Nations Security Council, as within the framework of the G20", she added.

During the interview with Vladimir Poutine, Emmanuel Macron also called again for the release of the opponent Alexei Navalny, "a year after the assassination attempt of which he was the victim, in accordance with the decisions of the European Court. human rights, ”said the Elysee.

He also hoped that the Russian parliamentary elections in September "will be held in accordance with the criteria of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)", according to the presidency.

Marathon of talks with European chefs

Even earlier in the day, Emmanuel Macron and Mario Draghi also agreed on the "need for close cooperation" within the EU "in order to carry out the evacuation of the most Europeans and Afghans. threatened, as well as to anticipate the consequences of the Afghan crisis, ”according to the Elysee.

Since the beginning of the week, the French head of state has already discussed Afghanistan with the German Angela Merkel and the British Boris Johnson, while a G7 meeting is scheduled for next week.


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