US Vice-President Kamala Harris spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, expressing her dedication to strengthening bilateral ties between the 2 nations, her workplace stated in a press release.
President Joe Biden, a former vice chairman himself below Barack Obama, has had Harris at his facet for a number of occasions throughout his early White House tenure, indicating he desires her to have a key position in implementing his political and coverage agenda.
The name with Macron, chief of a G7 nation, reveals Harris is taking a task in overseas coverage as nicely, an space wherein the previous US senator from California has considerably much less expertise than Biden.
“Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the necessity for shut bilateral and multilateral cooperation to deal with COVID-19, local weather change, and help democracy at dwelling and around the globe,” the vice chairman’s workplace stated in a press release.
“They additionally mentioned quite a few regional challenges, together with these within the Middle East and Africa, and the necessity to confront them collectively,” the assertion stated.
Harris additionally spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this month in her first name as vice chairman with a overseas chief.
Biden, a Democrat who took over from Republican former President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, has sought to re-engage with allies and with world establishments after 4 years of his predecessor’s “America First” mantra.
Trump withdrew the United States from the World Health Organization and the Paris local weather accord and largely scoffed at multilateral organizations and teams.
Biden had beforehand spoken with each Trudeau and Macron in January.