Washington DC, 7 September 2022 (TDI): Deputy Secretary State of United States, Wendy Sherman spoke with Secretary General Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Anne-Marie Descotes.

She congratulated her on acquiring a new role as Secretary General. Wendy Sherman highlighted that she looks forward to working with her to advance the U.S.-France Alliance and in areas of cooperation.

The bilateral cooperation is focused on technology, climate change, and support for Ukraine.

US- France Diplomatic Relations 

The United States and France established diplomatic relations in 1778, following the United States’ declaration of independence from Great Britain. France provided crucial assistance to the United States as an ally during the American Revolutionary War.

During World War II, the French government severed diplomatic ties with the United States in 1942. Diplomatic relations were restored in 1944. The United States and France are two of the five permanent UN Security Council members (P5).

The United States and France have active and cordial relations. The two nations have similar policies on the majority of political, economic, and security issues and hold similar values.

The pattern of close cooperation that characterizes relations between the two countries is generally unaffected by differences, which are generally discussed openly.

Both nations collaborate closely on a variety of issues, including the fight against terrorism, efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and regional issues in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Central Asia.

France is one of the top five contributors of troops to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The French are the leading contributors to the NATO Response Force and support modernization efforts within NATO.

Both states collaborate closely on international public health threats such as Ebola and COVID. France is a member of the European Union and is the US’s third-largest trading partner in Europe.