Houston ∙ US President Joe Biden meets with French President Emmanuel Macro in Rome. The two parted ways last month over a US-UK deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia. Subsequently, there was a possibility of talks in many places but the relationship between the two fell apart. It was their first direct meeting that seemed to calm it down. The bilateral meeting between the long-time allies comes ahead of the G20 summit in Rome and the subsequent UN climate summit in Glasgow.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters on Air Force One during a trip to Rome that he expects the meeting to be “creative and in-depth.” Biden and Macro said they would discuss many of the issues facing their alliance, from counter-terrorism. They both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities in the Middle East. Sullivan said he expects a “forward-looking” statement to be issued after the meeting, which will focus on cooperation, counter-terrorism, Indo-Pacific, energy and technology.
The two leaders are expected to be in the same room for other meetings throughout the G20 summit. Peace will be a priority for President Biden’s meetings with Pope Benedict and subsequent meeting with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parole. The Vatican said in a statement on Friday. Kovid-19 and refugees will also be discussed. They did not elaborate on what issues were specifically discussed with the pope.
This time, Biden will focus on the joint commitment to protecting and protecting the earth’s environment, the health care environment, the fight against the Kovid-19 pandemic, the refugee resolution, and aid to migrants. Biden will also discuss with world leaders the protection of human rights, including religious freedom and conscience. During the talks, the pope and Biden will discuss issues related to the current international situation, the context of the forthcoming G20 summit in Rome, and the need to promote peace in the world through political dialogue.