Macron says Biden is 'part of the club' at the G7 in leaders' first formal meeting
June 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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US President Joe Biden and France's President Emmanuel Macron walk along the boardwalk during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, on June 11, 2021. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron held their first formal in-person meeting on Saturday, touching on the coronavirus pandemic, NATO and climate change.
Falmouth, England (CNN)US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron held their first formal in-person meeting on Saturday, touching on the coronavirus pandemic, NATO and climate change.
We have to face a lot of challenges, a lot of crises, climate change, and for all these issues, what we need is cooperation, and I think it's great to have a US President part of the club and very willing to cooperate," Macron said.
Biden said he and Macron are having a "good day so far" and that the two leaders are "on the same page. " He added that he feels strongly about the "cohesion of NATO" and expressed that the European Union is "incredibly strong and vibrant. "
Earlier in the summit Macron called on G7 leaders to make "concrete commitments" to tackle global challenges, adding that this year's summit "must be one of action. " He also said at the time he and Biden are "united" in their efforts to make a difference, adding that it is "time to deliver. "