The White House sent along a readout of the hour-plus long meeting between US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon.
During their first formal in-person meeting, the leaders discussed cooperation on the pandemic, climate change, the global tax rate, as well as NATO and counterterrorism.
"President Biden expressed his appreciation for France's leadership on climate issues through the Paris Agreement, and both leaders underscored their dedication to achieve ambitious outcomes at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow in November," a White House statement said.
The readout also noted that both leaders "highlighted their dedication to ending the pandemic, including through participation in the G7 commitment to donate COVID-19 vaccines to countries in need, and to build back better global health security for the future."
And after today’s somewhat contentious session on China competition and ahead of Biden’s meeting with Putin, there is a passing reference in the readout to discussion of “other shared foreign policy priorities such as China and Russia.”
Speaking to cameras during their meeting earlier today, Macron heaped praise on the US President as being "part of the club" following a more fraught relationship with former President Donald Trump.
"We have to deal with this pandemic, and the Covid-19. We have to face a lot of challenges, a lot of crises, climate change, and for all these issues, what we need is cooperation, and I think it's great to have a US President part of the club and very willing to cooperate," Macron said.
The French President added, "I think that what you demonstrate is that leadership is partnership, and we do appreciate."