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Blinken Met with French Counterpart in New York


New York City, 24 September 2021 (TDI): On Thursday, US State Secretary Antony J. Blinken held a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in New York City. The meeting convened on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly amid the High-Level Week.

Secretary Blinken welcomed the opportunity to meet with Minister Le Drian and discussed bilateral ties between France and the United States. The officials also converged on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, their efforts to alleviate the crisis, and discussed mutual objectives in the Sahel. Exploring prospects of the US-French relationship, Blinken, and Le Drian shared plans for in-depth bilateral consultations on strategic issues.

US State Secretary Blinken welcomed the European Union Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and emphasized the need for close cooperation with the United States’ European allies, including France, that are active in the region.



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