On Thursday, 23 September, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, met the United States Secretary of State, Mr Antony Blinken, at the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations.
This meeting followed on the phone call held the day before between the President of the French Republic and his American counterpart, and took place in the context of the joint statement released by the two Heads of State.
The Minister discussed with his American counterpart the modalities and main issues of the in-depth consultations that the two countries are undertaking with the aim of rebuilding trust. He recalled that a first step had been taken with the call between the two Presidents but underlined that resolving the crisis between our two countries would take time and require actions.
The Minister agreed to remain in close contact with A. Blinken to that end.