Flags of the US (front) and France (back).

Washington D.C., 29 October 2021 (TDI): The US  Secretary of State, Antony Blinken held a telephonic communication with the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday, 28th October.

Both officials discussed Indo-Pacific cooperation, counterterrorism efforts in the Sahel, and NATO-EU cooperation.

Both the state are working towards attaining mutual objectives. The EU and Indo-Pacific cooperation are really significant as the Indo-Pacific’s growing economic, demographic and political significance has made it important for the international players to engage in the region.

European Union is a leading investor and a great trading partner in the Indo-Pacific region.
Together EU and the Indo-Pacific are contributing to 70% of the global trade and about 60% in the FDI. Such benefits in the EU-Indo Pacific cooperation speak for themselves as to why partnership would be important for the big global players.

Both officials furthermore discussed the necessary efforts to be made in combating terrorism, and to maintain the security condition in Sahel, located in Western Africa.

Both sides committed to strengthen NATO-EU cooperation. They aim to fight the global
challenges and share mutual benefits along the way.