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US News After the submarine crisis, Macron receives biden in Rome in G20

09:00  29 october  2021
09:00  29 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

biden and macron mentioned together Europe de la Défense, Kamala Harris received mid-November in Paris

 biden and macron mentioned together Europe de la Défense, Kamala Harris received mid-November in Paris © Ludovic Marin Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron, here on June 11, 2021, exchanged by phone this Friday night. AFP / LUDOVIC Marine Site a call to try to warm the transatlantic, torpedo relations by the case of the sale of submarines . US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed Friday at a telephone call for the necessary efforts to strengthen the Europe of Defense, said the White House.

Le président américain Joe Biden (à gauche) et la première dame américaine Jill Biden débarquent d'Air Force One à leur arrivée à l'aéroport international de Rome Fiumicino, tôt le 29 octobre 2021, à Rome, en Italie. curtain lift © AFP - Brendan Smixowski US President Joe Biden (left) and the first American lady Jill Biden disembark Air Force One Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino International Airport, early October 29, 2021, Rome, Italy.

Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden will meet at the end of the afternoon on October 29 in Rome before the opening of the G20 for which the two leaders go to the Italian capital. A meeting that must allow to seal the Franco-American reconciliation after the crisis caused by the Australian decision to break, for the United States, a contract concluded with France for the delivery of submarines. An interview that must take place at the French Embassy, ​​the Farnese Palace, or in another French residence in Rome.

The meeting will take place in Rome on the margins of the G20, but it is Emmanuel Macron who receives and for the President of the Republic it has symbolic and political importance, reports our special envoy to Rome, Valérie Gas

head-to-face with the pope, face-to-face with Macron: biden in Rome Friday in curtain lift G20

 head-to-face with the pope, face-to-face with Macron: biden in Rome Friday in curtain lift G20 © Brendan Smialowski The American President Joe Biden is preparing to embark on his plane Air Force One On the basis of Andrews, in the Maryland, on October 28, 2021 The meeting looks "warm" with the pope, a tantinet less with Emmanuel Macron: Joe Biden is Friday in Rome, in room driver before the top of the G20, and after promising a "historic" plan for the American economy. The American President landed around 02:25 local (00:25 GMT) in Italy.

. One way to show that it was Joe Biden who comes to him to turn the page of the crisis caused by what France had called "betrayal" of his American ally. For the first time in history, the French ambassador to the United States had been recalled in Paris.

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Transforming a crisis into an opportunity This summit encounter is supposed to show that the basics of a new dialogue have been laid from the shot telephone exchanged

by the two presidents at the end of September to die the abscess. In the entourage of Emmanuel Macron, it is explained that the stake is to frame the terms of the Franco-American but also Euro-American relationship, to "update" them. Because Emmanuel Macron wants to promote European defense sovereignty and demonstrate that there is no contradiction between European defense and the Atlantic Alliance. One way to redistribute roles and being at the initiative before the French Presidency of the European Union. For Emmanuel Macron, the bet is trying to turn a crisis into an opportunity.

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macron wants to look to the future, biden says that the US has been "clumsy"

 macron wants to look to the future, biden says that the US has been g20-top-biden-macron: macron wants to look to the future, biden says that the US has been "clumsy" © Reuters / Kevin Lamarque Macron wants to look to the future, Biden says that the US has been "clumsy" Rome (Reuters) - Emmanuel Macron said Friday, before an interview with Joe Biden, want to turn to the Future after the diplomatic crisis occurred between France and the United States on the Indo-Pacific area.

The well-in charge of US President Joe Biden has arrived in Rome in the night from Thursday to Friday and it's a Week-end responsible for the US President who will participate at the top of the G20 Saturday and Sunday before flying to Scotland to participate in Glasgow COP26. this Friday, in addition to President Macron, several appointments are at his agenda, reports our correspondent to Washington, Guillaume Naudin

: his Italian guests, President Sergio Matarella and the chief of the government Mario Draghi, and a meeting with the Pope Francis at the Vatican. For Joe Biden, second Catholic President of the United States History, it's an important moment. He has already said all his admiration for the Pope. The two men will talk about the coronavirus pandemic and the fight against climate change, which is one of the main issues of this trip.

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G20 summit: the climate on the program, but also and always the COVID-19

 G20 summit: the climate on the program, but also and always the COVID-19 © AFP - Alberto Pizzoli The Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the Secretary-General of the UN António Guterres, in Rome upstream of the G20 Friday, October 29, 2021. The leaders of the G20 are found in Rome this weekend with a busy agenda: on the eve of COP26, we will talk a lot of climate. But it will also be a question of the fight against COVID-19.

Joe Biden also arrives in Europe with fewer arguments he hoped. He even suffered a significant setback since the members of his own party, the Democratic Party, failed to agree on his investment plans in infrastructure and Social

. Even more boring, the climate component of these plans is not yet validated. Joe Biden will be able to explain that he has confidence and that it will be done, it's not done. He will have trouble asking his interlocutors to follow his example on this file as he intended.

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© brandan shamixowski The US President Joe Biden at the G20 summit in Rome, October 31, 2021 Joe Biden is at COP26 in Glasgow, but all Part of his presidency is played this week in the United States, between a crucial election in Virginia that prefigures next political battles and the possibility of a vote on his titanic investment plans.

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