American Vice President Kamala Harris spoke during a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron about, among other things, the corona pandemic and climate change. Harris has also pledged to “revive the transatlantic alliance”.
“Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address Covid-19 and climate change and support democracy at home and around the world,” said a statement outwardly has been brought.
“They also discussed many regional challenges, including in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to address them together.”
Harris has also thanked Macron for his approach to gender equality and his country’s contribution to NASA’s Mars project. An uncrewed reconnaissance vehicle will land on Thursday, looking for signs of ancient microbial life on the planet. The French government confirmed the telephone conversation between them and its contents as described in the US statement.
Macron already spoke to US President Joe Biden on January 24. During that telephone conversation, the French president is said to have pressed for an agreement on aviation subsidies’ lingering issue. The European Union and the United States have been bombarding each other since 2004 with charges of alleged state aid to their aerospace industries.
Washington previously accused European countries of secretly supporting aircraft maker Airbus with favourable loans. The EU, in turn, believes that Boeing was helped with advantageous tax rules.