US Vice President Kamala Harris, after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, referred to the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border. “We’re very concerned,” she said. She added that “we are paying special attention to this”.
– As for Belarus and what is happening on the border with Poland, we are very concerned about it and we pay special attention to it – said Harris during the Friday press conference.
– I believe that Lukashenka’s regime is involved in very disturbing activities. We discussed it with President Macron and the attention of the world and its leaders is focused on what is happening there – she added. She did not refer to the comparisons suggested by the French journalist with the situation on the Polish border with the crisis on the southern border of the USA.
Many topics of conversation with the president of France
Harris met on Thursday with the French President and attended the Paris Peace Forum conference. As she said, she discussed with the French president on many topics, including on cooperation in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel, cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and bottlenecks in the global supply chain. At the same time, she stated that she had not spoken to Macron about the dispute over Australia’s purchase of US submarines at the expense of those in France, which had led to a diplomatic crisis between the countries.
– We did not discuss this topic, because this is not what this journey is about. We discussed the issues ahead, Harris said. She added that her presence in France demonstrates the importance the US attaches to nurturing relations with its allies in Europe and stressed that they cannot be taken for granted.
Harris has been in France since Tuesday for a four-day visit. On Friday, the vice president will take part in an international conference on Libya.
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