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Foreign Secretary's meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: 11 December 2021

A readout of the Foreign Secretary's meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

11 December 2021

A spokesperson from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said:

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss met French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today in Liverpool during the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Meeting.

As fellow free-market democracies with historic ties, they agreed that the UK and France must make common cause in promoting freedom and democracy globally and challenging aggressors like Russia. The Foreign Secretary stressed the need for a practical, pragmatic approach to bilateral issues like migration, fishing rights and trade.

They discussed cooperation in the Sahel, and agreed on the importance of deepening economic, security and development ties with allies and working together to boost economic growth in low and middle income countries.



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