The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today in New York City on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Following the discussion between President Biden and President Macron, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Le Drian spoke about plans for in-depth bilateral consultations on issues of strategic importance. They discussed the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, which the United States welcomes, and the need for close cooperation with France and other European allies and partners active in the region. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister also engaged on our shared objectives in the Sahel.