"Security, the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, Libya and Ukraine were also on the agenda," AP says in the report.
As noted, the D-Day commemoration was an occasion for France to showcase its long friendship with the United States, but U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron nevertheless acknowledged their differences on key world issues when they met on Thursday.
The bilateral talks lasted for about two hours, including lunch. Trump and Macron discussed all major issues they disagree on, including Iran, world trade and climate change.
Trump played down differences with France over Iran, telling Macron that they both agree Tehran should not have nuclear weapons. He reiterated his offer to reopen negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
On world trade, Macron reiterated that he wants the “rules of the game” to be respected and France’s interests — and companies — to be preserved.
France hopes to be able to discuss trade and climate with the U.S. again at the upcoming summit of the Group of Seven, which is scheduled to take place in August in southwestern France. Trump has not yet officially confirmed he will attend the summit.
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