Biden congratulates Macron, ready to partner on global tasks

The United States President Joe Biden has congratulated the newly re-elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron.

Biden congratulated Macron on Monday after a first attempt to call him failed because the French leader was out celebrating his victory.

The White House noted in a statement noted that during the call, Biden underscored the close and enduring relations between the United States and France, describing the country as “our oldest ally based on shared democratic values, economic ties, and security cooperation.”

“President Biden conveyed his readiness to continue working closely with President Macron on our shared global priorities,” the White House added.

An attempt to reach out to Macron on Sunday soon after he was confirmed to have defeated far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, didn’t go so well, because Macron was celebrating with a crowd of supporters.

“I tried to talk to him last night. I spoke to his staff and he was at the Eiffel Tower having a good time,” Biden told reporters earlier Monday.

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