France and Germany are hand in hand to help kyiv.
Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz continued their "close coordination on the response to the war in Ukraine" during a working dinner Monday evening in Paris.
The two leaders thus met a week after a private dinner, on June 25, on the occasion of the G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps.
They also traveled with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi to kyiv on 16th June to mark their support for Ukraine and this country's candidacy for membership of the European Union.
The Sahel also on the menu of discussions
On the occasion of the Parisian dinner on Monday, the two leaders returned to “the major current issues at international, European and bilateral level”.
They were also to discuss the independence of the EU in "energy, defense and strategic raw materials" but also the situation in the Sahel and the next Franco-German Council of Ministers.
"This kind of talks helps to build trust and deepen this trust" especially after the NATO summit and the G7 in Elmau, noted the Chancellor's spokesman, Steffen Hebetsreit.
"It makes a difference whether these kinds of interviews are held face-to-face or virtual," he added, when asked by a journalist about the advisability of such a trip rather than a videoconference for environmental issues. .
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