Joint Statement by the French and British Ministries for Foreign Affairs and for Defence (26 July 2021)


High-level Franco-British bilateral consultations were held today in a "2+2" format of Foreign and Defence Ministers, within the unique framework set by the 2010 Lancaster House Treaty and based on our shared security and defence interests.

Following the French strategic review and the British Integrated Review, both conducted earlier this year, ministers identified the core areas of our cooperation for the coming years, taking into account the strategic context.

They discussed new security challenges, in particular in the cyber domain ; our particular responsibilities in the Indo-Pacific region ; and the continuation of the cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Africa and the Levant, where our forces are engaged side by side.