Macron said that closer cooperation was essential moving forward following discussions in the Elysee Palace in Paris.
"We do share the view that we are the beginning of a new era. Our cooperation is absolutely critical for this era," Macron told the U.S. vice president. Harris, in turn, responded that the U.S. and France "always found great success because of shared values and shared priorities."
Defense cooperation — especially in the Indo-Pacific — was also high on the list during Harris' talks with Macron. France has been pushing for the European Union to increase naval deployments in the region to boost the 27-member bloc's global impact.
They were also set to discuss France's push to increase Europe's defense capabilities — and defense independence — as well as military operations in the Sahel.
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