Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit the United States from July 13-17, 2021, to Washington and then New York.
In Washington, the Secretary will meet with Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of State, and Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser. It will reaffirm the historical friendship that unites our two countries and our desire to further deepen the transatlantic relationship, including on global issues, in the continuation of the work undertaken since the beginning of the year and the deadlines of last month, marked by the G7 and NATO meetings, an EU-US summit and a visit Anthony Blinken to Paris on June 25. The Minister will also meet with representatives of the US Senate.
He will also talk about transatlantic cooperation on issues facing the Indo-Pacific region, as part of a discussion organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. On the occasion of our National Day, the French community will gather at the French Embassy in the United States. Finally, he and the US Secretary of State will chair the opening ceremony of a replica of the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of Franco-American friendship, loaned to the National Institute of Arts and Crafts.
In New York, the Minister will chair two ministerial meetings of the United Nations Security Council, of which France has held its monthly presidency since July 1, 2021. These meetings will focus on two priorities for our diplomatic work: the situation in Libya in July. 15 and the preservation of human space July 16. On this occasion, the Minister will meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to discuss the global crises and challenges that mobilize the international community.
The Minister will also meet in New York with representatives of French companies and the French community. He will also participate in a discussion with companies in the digital sector on the issue of regulation in this field.
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