Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

In advance of the upcoming meeting between President Biden and President Macron, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today.  They discussed continuing to deepen our cooperation, including in the Indo-Pacific, and reaffirmed their commitment to supporting counterterrorism efforts and long-term stability in the Sahel.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister Le Drian also discussed NATO as well as EU security and defense initiatives.