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Telephone conversations between President Macron and President Trump

Telephone conversations between President Macron and President Trump

Published on April 10, 2018

Communiqué issued by the Elysée Palace on April 10, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke again on the evening of Monday 9 April to the President of the United States of America about the situation in Syria.

The French President and the US President took stock of developments since the chemical attacks of 7 April on the people of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, and the debates under way at the United Nations Security Council. They reaffirmed their desire for a firm reaction by the international community to these new attacks on the prohibition of chemical weapons.

The two presidents agreed to remain in close contact.


Communiqué issued by the Elysée Palace on April 8, 2018

Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, spoke to the President of the United States of America on Sunday, April 8, 2018 about the situation in Syria. The French President utterly condemned the chemical attacks carried out against the people of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta, on April 7.

The French President and the President of the United States of America exchanged their reports and analyses confirming the use of chemical weapons. They instructed their teams to deepen exchanges in the coming days.

They also decided to coordinate their actions and initiatives within the United Nations Security Council, which is due to meet in New York Monday, April 9, to condemn the failure to comply with Resolution 2401 and the repeated use of chemical weapons. All responsibility in the matter will have to be clearly established.

The two presidents agreed to remain in close contact and will speak to each other again in the next 48 hours.


Communiqué issued by the Elysée Palace on March 27, 2018

President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on March 27.

They discussed several international issues.

The French and American Presidents hailed the strong international response to the Salisbury attack. The measures adopted by the United States, the European Union, NATO, and several member states of these two organizations underscore the sense of solidarity toward the United Kingdom and the unequivocal condemnation of the use of chemical weapons. Such a threat to collective security and international law could not go unanswered.

On Syria, the French and American presidents agreed that the fight against Daesh remained their absolute priority. Nothing should distract from the efforts made by the international coalition and its allies. France and the United States share the same concern over the serious deterioration of the situation and the need to focus all our forces on the fight against Islamist terrorists.

With respect to international trade, President Macron stressed that the EU’s steel and aluminum exports do not constitute a threat to U.S. national security, and therefore additional tariffs should not be imposed on it. He also emphasized the need to strengthen the rules of international trade in order to guarantee fair competition in global trade.


Communiqué issued by the Elysée Palace on March 21, 2018

President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on March 21 with U.S. President Donald Trump. They discussed the assassination attempt against Sergei and Yulia Skripal, who were attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury, and agreed that the only plausible explanation was that Russia was responsible. They condemned any and all uses of chemical weapons and emphasized that France and the United States stand together, side by side, with the United Kingdom following this attack.

With respect to the unilateral measures regarding steel and aluminum announced by the U.S. Administration on March 8, the French and American presidents touched on recent discussions between the European Commission and the U.S. Administration.

Finally, President Macron and President Trump said they were looking forward to seeing one another during the President’s state visit to Washington from April 23 to 25.

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