US Secretary of State Blinken met with French President Macron in Paris for more than an hour

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met for over an hour with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris Tuesday, according to the State Department.

Their meeting, which lasted from 6:05 p.m. to 7:18 p.m. local time, comes a day after President Joe Biden held a joint conversation with Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Macron spoke earlier on Tuesday with Scholz and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Blinken tweeted he was in Paris, which was not on his original itinerary, “to continue to work in solidarity with our French Allies to counter the threats that Kremlin aggression pose to democracy and peace in Europe.” 

“France’s leadership has been crucial to Europe’s unified, unprecedented response to Putin’s war of choice,” he wrote.

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