#FactOfTheDay 24/04/2018 – Macron always more engaged with Trump

#FactOfTheDay 24/04/2018 – Macron always more engaged with Trump

Today, in Beijing, Russian Foreign Minister Serghei Lavrov said to journalists “I heard that French President Emmanuel Macron had recently called on the United States not to withdraw from Syria even when the last terrorist would be killed or expelled from the country…. This is some kind of colonial position”.

Lavrov added that he would like to clarify with French partners what they exactly want because, according to him “The question is very serious, we will work on it”.

Indeed, President Emmanuel Macron landed yesterday in the White House with this fame for a very difficult mission, which calls into question America first: to convince the US president not to exit the Iranian nuclear agreement, not to impose duties to the EU and not to withdraw from Syria.

The American press scrutinizes with interest the relationship that would unite the two men with such different profiles. It wonders about the benefits, for the French President, to show his closeness to President Trump.

The glamour and attention to Macron’s visit to Washington contrast in any case with the discretion surrounding the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, scheduled for Friday, a few hours after the departure of the French President. According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the relation with German Chancellor could be less friendly because of the absence of common position about climate issue.

Maria Elena Argano

For further information:

RT Website: https://www.rt.com/news/424905-lavrov-macron-colonial-policy/

Paris Match Website: http://www.parismatch.com/Actu/International/Une-visite-sous-le-signe-de-l-amitie-pour-les-Trump-et-les-Macron-1502708

Le Monde Website: http://www.lemonde.fr/ameriques/article/2018/04/24/la-presse-americaine-decrypte-le-pari-de-macron-sur-trump_5289617_3222.html

Maria Elena Argano

Après un bachelier en sciences politiques et relations internationales à l'Université de Palerme, j'ai décidé de continuer mon parcours à Bruxelles, en master de sciences politiques et relations internationales avec spécialisation paix, sécurité et conflits. En 2015, j'ai commencé mon parcours professionnel au sein de l’Institut Méditerranéen d’études internationales (IMESI). Ensuite, en 2016, pendant un an, j’ai été assistante de recherche pour le Research Unit One. Actuellement je suis coordinatrice du département consacré à la politique extérieure, sécurité et défense à l'IMESI. Chez EU-Logos, je m'occupe du portefeuille des relations extérieures et plus spécifiquement les relations entre l'UE et l'OTAN.

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