19.06.2024 US
848 day since the barbaric invasion of Ukraine

Visit of the U.S. President to France: Support for Ukraine and Strengthening NATO

The Presidents of the United States and France discussed measures to support Ukraine and strengthen NATO security, reaffirming their commitment to defending freedom and democracy.

Oleksandr Budariev
Brigitte Macron, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden, Jill Biden in France
Brigitte Macron, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden, Jill Biden in France / Photo: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CC BY 2.0

As part of his visit to France, U.S. President Joe Biden met with French President Emmanuel Macron. The meeting took place following events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

The heads of state emphasized the importance of the historic ties and shared values between the U.S. and France, as reported on the White House website.

Both presidents condemned Russia’s actions regarding Ukraine, including the attempt to annex Ukrainian territories, which is a violation of international law.

The leaders highlighted the unacceptability of Russia’s nuclear rhetoric and confirmed their support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. In this regard, the U.S. and France will continue to provide Ukraine with political, military, humanitarian, and economic assistance.

Macron and Biden noted the necessity of coordinating efforts with allies to ensure a just and lasting peace that aligns with international law.

They also agreed on measures to support Ukraine in the current situation and in the future, emphasizing the need to actively counter any illusions of time being on Russia's side.

The presidents paid special attention to the issue of Russia receiving weapons and military materials from Iran, North Korea, and China. The U.S. and France will take measures to restrict access for such suppliers to the financial systems of both countries.

Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden in Normandy
Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden in Normandy / Photo: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CC BY 2.0

Additionally, there was a statement of support for the work of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, aimed at documenting human rights violations and breaches of international humanitarian law by Russia.

Biden and Macron also expressed concern about the humanitarian consequences of the war and its impact on global food security, energy, and the environment.

The presidents confirmed their intention to defend allied territories and citizens as part of their commitments to NATO.

France and the U.S. will continue to strengthen collective defense against all threats, with a special focus on enhancing the strategic partnership between NATO and the EU.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, along with the First Lady, arrived in France to participate in events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, with the aim of strengthening international ties.

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