Biden talks NATO, climate change in first presidential call with France's Macron

Biden talks NATO, climate change in first presidential call with France's Macron
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President Biden discussed NATO, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic during his first call as president with French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronBiden's 'America is Back' pledge leaves the world unimpressed Can anyone keep hackers out? Nope, and that's not a problem Macron urges US, EU to share vaccine doses MORE on Sunday.

According to a readout from the White House, Biden “stressed his commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship, including through NATO and the United States’ partnership with the European Union.”

Macron was among the world leaders to offer his congratulations to Biden and Vice President Harris upon their inauguration. In his message, he also welcomed the U.S. back to the Paris climate agreement, which Biden rejoined on his first day in office.


“The leaders agreed on the need for close coordination, including through multilateral organizations, in tackling common challenges such as climate change, COVID-19, and the global economic recovery,” continued the White House statement.

“They also agreed to work together on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, the Middle East, Russia, and the Sahel," the statement added.

Biden spoke with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, and also Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauIndigenous leadership is a linchpin to solving environmental crises Dalai Lama gets COVID-19 vaccine, touts benefits Biden strikes optimistic tone in meeting with Mexican president MORE, with whom he similarly expressed his intent to strengthen ties between the U.S. and their countries. Biden and Trudeau have agreed to meet some time next month.

Biden’s national security adviser Jake SullivanJake SullivanHillicon Valley: China implicated in Microsoft breach | White House adds Big Tech critic | QAnon unfazed after false prediction White House calls Microsoft email breach an 'active threat' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Virus relief bill headed for weekend vote MORE similarly spoke with his international counterparts from France, Germany, the U.K. and Japan on Thursday and also established the Biden administration’s intent to strengthen international ties with the nation’s allies.

While former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE touted his "America First" philosophy, disparaging NATO and withdrawing the U.S. from international agreements, Biden has signaled his intent to work more closely with international allies.