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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Meeting with French Ambassador

September 30, 2021

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan today met with Ambassador Philippe Etienne of the Republic of France at the White House following Ambassador Etienne's return to Washington, D.C. This meeting was in line with the shared commitment by President Biden and President Macron in their September 22 phone call to begin a process of in-depth consultations on a range of strategic matters, in order to create the conditions for ensuring confidence and propose concrete measures toward common objectives. Mr. Sullivan welcomed Ambassador Etienne's plan to engage with officials across the U.S. government to continue advancing our shared agenda, in advance of President Biden and President Macron meeting in Europe at the end of October.

Joseph R. Biden, Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Meeting with French Ambassador Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/352786

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