Weekend Reads Macron gets off the microphone for Putin's profit at the Climate Summit
Joe Biden offers Vladimir Putin a summit in "The next few months"
© J. Scott Applewhite, Pool, AP The American President Joe Biden speaks at a ceremony at the Capitol of Washington, April 13, 2021. US President Joe Biden proposed Tuesday a summit in "a third country" during the "coming months" to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. According to the Kremlin, the two Heads of State agreed at a telephone conversation to "continue the dialogue" for the benefit of "global security".
Even the highest leaders of the planet do not escape the couracs of videoconference: the pre-recorded speech by the President French Emmanuel Macron, this Thursday at the climate summit organized by Washington, was cut by that of a Putin Vladimir a little disconcerted.
while Emmanuel Macron was emphasizing the importance of the fight against warming, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Abruptly thanked, apparently without realizing that the speech of the French Head of State was not finished. The leader of American diplomacy has in the warehouse spent the floor in Vladimir Putin, who was speaking, live.
Putin wishes as much as biden strengthening the dialogue, according to Moscow
© provided by the point Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden, Russia, USA, Diplomacy, L A situation is to calm down? After announcing a series of sanctions against Russia, and decided to expel ten Russian diplomats, Joe Biden called for "de-escalation" and renewed his summit proposal in Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin, which did not fail to launch the US sanctions, felt that this wish to strengthen the dialogue, both from the US President and that of Vladimir Putin, was "positive".
followed a moment of floating, during which the Russian president seemed to doubt that it was in turn to speak.
Look:other snags have occurred
after the speech that Vladimir Putin ended up pronouncing, Antony Blinken then revived Emmanuel Macron's video, explaining that there had been "technical difficulties" and that he wanted to "give voice" to the French President. The reasons for this dissemination problem have not been specified.
This is not the only technical hitch encountered during this summit. From the introduction, pronounced by the American Vice President Kamala Harris, a problem of echo temporarily made listening difficult.
later, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison suffered the vagaries of the virtual meetings, his microphone remained cut at the beginning of his speech.
The summit, which brings together over forty leaders for two days, aims to revive global cooperation in the fight against climate change.
"19 h is very early": Macron evokes a future softening of fire curfew .
© Ludovic Marin / Reuters Emmanuel Macron, here in Créteil, March 29, 2021. The Head of State exchanged, On Monday, April 26, for the return of the spring holidays, with students from a primary school to whom he explained that the lifting of the restrictions would be "very slowly", though evoking an effort to come to "shift a little " curfew.