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Today, the President of the United States and the President of the French Republic met in Washington throughout the first State Visit of the Biden-Harris Administration. This special day reaffirms a relationship based on greater than two centuries of friendship, financial partnership, protection and safety cooperation, and shared dedication to democratic rules, values, and establishments. France is the United States’ oldest ally, and whereas our relationship is rooted in historical past, it’s oriented squarely towards the future. Building on their joint assertion of October 29, 2021, the leaders outlined a shared imaginative and prescient to strengthen safety and enhance prosperity worldwide, fight local weather change, construct higher resilience to its results, and advance democratic values. This imaginative and prescient is constructed on a shared conviction that the United States and its European allies and companions can higher face our best challenges and capitalize on our most promising alternatives collectively. This consists of addressing international points resembling local weather change and power transition, investing in applied sciences and constructing resilient worth chains in strategic sectors resembling well being, semiconductors, and essential minerals, in addition to strengthening our safety and protection cooperation. 

Transatlantic, European and Global Security 
The Presidents resolve to proceed working tirelessly for a Europe that’s entire, free, and at peace. This entails sustaining our nations’ collective protection and safety, together with by NATO; pursuing a extra strong, built-in, and coherent strategy to constructing nationwide and collective resilience towards navy and non-military threats to our safety; and selling worldwide stability in response to the full vary of present threats. The Presidents acknowledge the significance of a stronger and extra succesful European protection that contributes positively to transatlantic and international safety and is complementary to and interoperable with NATO.  European-led missions and operations, resembling in Bosnia and the coaching mission for Ukraine, are positively contributing to transatlantic safety.

The Presidents commend the U.S.-France protection relationship and welcome the Statement of Intent signed on November 30, 2022, by the U.S. Secretary of Defense and French Minister of Armed Forces, which permits for elevated interoperability and enhanced cooperation in the areas of area, our on-line world, intelligence, and countering malign affect. The Presidents intend to broaden protection cooperation on superior capabilities and key applied sciences that will probably be essential to deterrence and protection in the future. 

They welcome progress made by the U.S.-France Defense Trade Strategic Dialogue in fostering shared views on protection market entry and export points. The United States and France intend to proceed our cooperation to boost the effectivity of the protection export authorization course of, with a view to creating stronger and interoperable protection industrial bases in Europe and in the United States as a way to ship higher navy capabilities for the advantage of the Alliance. 


The Presidents strongly condemn Russia’s unlawful battle of aggression towards Ukraine and stress that deliberately focusing on civilians and civilian infrastructure constitutes battle crimes whose perpetrators should be held accountable. They additionally condemn and reject Russia’s unlawful tried annexation of sovereign Ukrainian territory, in clear violation of worldwide legislation. The United States and France deplore Russia’s deliberate escalatory steps, notably its irresponsible nuclear rhetoric and its disinformation relating to alleged chemical assaults, and organic and nuclear weapons packages. They reaffirm their nations’ continued help for Ukraine’s protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, together with the provision of political, safety, humanitarian, and financial help to Ukraine for so long as it takes.  This consists of the provision of great sources to help Ukrainian civilian resilience by the winter, together with stepping up the supply of air protection methods and gear wanted to restore Ukraine’s power grid. The United States and France plan to proceed working with companions and allies to coordinate help efforts, together with at the worldwide convention going down in Paris on December 13, 2022. They additionally intend to proceed offering strong direct price range help for Ukraine, and to induce the worldwide monetary establishments to scale up their monetary help.

The United States and France reiterate their obligation to uphold relevant worldwide obligations and the rules and functions of the UN Charter. They additionally reiterate their steadfast resolve to carry Russia to account for extensively documented atrocities and battle crimes, dedicated each by its common armed forces and by its proxies, together with mercenary entities resembling Vagner and others, by help for worldwide accountability mechanisms, together with the International Criminal Court, the Ukrainian prosecutor basic, UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry, and the OSCE Moscow Mechanism, sanctions, and different means. 

The United States and France stay dedicated to addressing the wider results of Russia’s battle, together with working with the worldwide neighborhood to construct higher resilience to meals and power disruptions.  


The United States and France, two nations of the Indo-Pacific, are strengthening their partnership in the Indo-Pacific area to advance prosperity, safety, and shared values primarily based on a rules-based worldwide order, clear governance, honest financial practices, and respect for worldwide legislation, together with freedom of navigation. The United States and France intend to broaden their regional diplomatic, growth, and financial engagement with a view to constructing resilience in the Pacific Islands. They additionally intend to extend sensible coordination in the area on maritime safety. The United States intends to extend its help and materials contributions to air and maritime deployments carried out by France and different European nations in the area. 

The United States and France will proceed to coordinate on our considerations relating to China’s problem to the rules-based worldwide order, together with respect for human rights, and to work along with China on essential international points like local weather change. The Presidents reaffirm the significance of sustaining peace and stability throughout the Taiwan Strait. Both leaders additionally strongly condemn the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) unprecedented variety of illegal ballistic missile assessments this 12 months that violate a number of UN Security Council resolutions and pose a risk to regional peace and stability, and are dedicated to proceed coordination at the UN Security Council to handle DPRK violations.

The Presidents renew their resolve to work with African companions to pursue shared governance, safety, and financial priorities on the continent. They affirm the significance of African voices in multilateral fora, particularly in addressing international crises like local weather change, pandemic response and restoration, sustainable power entry, and meals insecurity. They goal to help democratic establishments and civil societies in Africa to boost accountability and the supply of fundamental providers. 

They reaffirm their joint help for the African-led Great Green Wall initiative to handle the local weather and biodiversity disaster, contributing to sustainable growth, peace, and safety in the Sahara and Sahel areas. Fighting disinformation and terrorism stay joint priorities of France and the United States on the continent. France and the United States intend to proceed to work intently with the African Union and African regional organizations to handle the continent’s challenges and seize alternatives to extend commerce and funding.

Middle East
France and the United States are decided to work intently in help of peace and prosperity in the Middle East. The Presidents welcome the launch of the Negev Forum and the second anniversary of the signing of the Abraham Accords, together with the historic breakthrough of the October 2022 Israel-Lebanon maritime boundary settlement. They are decided to maintain joint efforts to induce Lebanon’s leaders to elect a president and advance essential reforms. They stay dedicated to take care of the means and capabilities crucial for the counterterrorism mission in Iraq and Syria as members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. France and the United States proceed to work to enhance the grave humanitarian state of affairs confronted by the Syrian folks in addition to to advertise a long-lasting, simply answer to the Syrian battle. They will proceed participating with companions in the Middle-East and comply with up on the August 2021 Baghdad Conference.
The Presidents additionally specific their respect for the Iranian folks, specifically ladies and youth, who’re bravely protesting to realize the freedom to train their human rights and elementary freedoms, which Iran itself has subscribed to and is violating.
They stay decided to make sure that Iran can by no means develop or purchase a nuclear weapon. France and the United States proceed to work with different worldwide companions to handle Iran’s nuclear escalation, its inadequate cooperation with the IAEA, together with on critical and excellent points referring to Iran’s authorized obligations beneath its Non-Proliferation Treaty Safeguards Agreement, and its destabilizing actions in the Middle East, most urgently its transfers of missiles and drones, together with to non-state actors. These transfers can threaten key Gulf companions and stability and safety in the area, contravene worldwide legislation, and now contribute to Russia’s battle of aggression towards Ukraine. France and the United States will work with companions to boost cooperation relating to enforcement of related UN Security Council resolutions and countering these actions. They will undertake joint efforts geared toward additional strengthening the worldwide framework constraining the proliferation of Iranian missile and unmanned aerial car applied sciences in the area and past and in enhancing sensible efforts to counter this proliferation.

Nuclear Deterrence, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament
The United States and France reaffirm that nuclear deterrence stays important for his or her nationwide safety and a core element of NATO’s general capabilities for deterrence and protection. They reaffirm that the elementary objective of NATO’s nuclear functionality is to protect peace, stop coercion, and deter aggression towards the Alliance. They reaffirm the significance of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and their opposition to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which doesn’t mirror the more and more difficult worldwide safety atmosphere and is at odds with the current non-proliferation and disarmament structure. The United States and France additionally reaffirm help for his or her Mutual Defense Agreement and intend to broaden their technical cooperation on a variety of strategic threat discount matters.

Economy, Emerging Technologies, Trade, and Supply Chains
The bilateral funding and commerce relationship between our nations is longstanding and deep, creating vital jobs and prosperity for each. The United States and France reaffirm their dedication to an open and rules-based multilateral buying and selling system, with a modernized WTO at its core. In that spirit, they proceed to advertise bilateral commerce and investments that help provide chain resilience and our high-tech and revolutionary industries, together with aerospace, info know-how, prescribed drugs, and finance. With a view to additional enhancing their bilateral commerce and funding relationship, they intend to carry discussions on reciprocal facilitation of visa issuance and renewal, and authorizations of keep.
The United States and France are dedicated to creating numerous and strong provide chains for essential minerals, together with by their collaboration in the Mineral Security Partnership and the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment. They reaffirm their shared purpose of accelerating the international inexperienced power transition. They look ahead to the work of the U.S.-EU Taskforce on the Inflation Reduction Act to additional strengthen the U.S.-EU partnership on clear power and local weather by mutually useful methods.  

The Presidents are dedicated to strengthening the U.S.-France alliance throughout all sectors of area cooperation. They spotlight their engagement in persevering with the longstanding bilateral cooperation in Earth statement for monitoring and assessing local weather change and adapting to its penalties. In that spirit, they plan to working collectively on future Earth science missions. They welcome France’s dedication to not conduct harmful, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile testing and will work in the direction of common adherence to this pledge.  The United States and France are decided to deepen collaboration on protection area actions, together with navy planning, info sharing, and operational coordination. They welcome the June 2022 signings of the Artemis Accords by France and of the Space for Climate Observatory Charter by the United States, in addition to the first assembly of the U.S.-France Comprehensive Dialogue on Space in Paris in November 2022.

The Presidents welcome the profitable first 12 months of the U.S.-France Bilateral Clean Energy Partnership, which convened most not too long ago in October 2022, as the high-level platform to advance our power and local weather cooperation. In reaffirming their joint dedication to additional synchronize and deepen cooperation on civil nuclear power, the United States and France plan to arrange a nuclear power small group inside the Partnership’s framework. The Partnership’s priorities additionally embrace deepening civilian nuclear cooperation and contributing to a dependable nuclear provide chain, in accordance with the highest requirements of nuclear nonproliferation, together with the software of IAEA Additional Protocol, and by additional decreasing reliance on civil nuclear and associated items from Russia. The Partnership will promote superior nuclear energy globally, which has a key function to play with the intention to cut back international CO2 emissions, whereas persevering with efforts to restrict the unfold of delicate enrichment and reprocessing know-how.
The United States and France proceed to advertise power insurance policies, know-how, and innovation that improve renewable power manufacturing and accelerated deployment. They intend to proceed to help the diversification of Europe’s pure gasoline provide, together with by U.S. liquified pure gasoline exports, in addition to to cooperate in decreasing general demand for pure gasoline in alignment with local weather aims. The Presidents welcome the progress made by the U.S.-EU Task Force on Energy Security to diversify the EU’s pure gasoline provides, decreasing its price and limiting its dependence on pure gasoline.

Climate and Biodiversity 
The Presidents specific their deep concern relating to the rising affect of local weather change and nature loss and intend to proceed to impress home and international motion to handle it. France and the United States plan to proceed pursuing their efforts to help the part out of coal as quickly as doable, each domestically and in rising economies. They plan to extend their help in the direction of these nations that host the most crucial reserves of irrecoverable carbon and essential biodiversity. France and the United States can even work collectively to guard rainforests and to deal with deforestation and unlawful forest clearances, together with by the One Forest Summit that will probably be held early 2023 in Libreville. They will work collectively to make sure higher ocean safety in view of the subsequent UN Ocean Conference that will probably be held in France in 2025 and are totally mobilized at the highest degree for the conclusion of the UN Treaty on the safety of the High Sea in 2023. 

Strengthening the International Financial Architecture
France and the United States intend to work collectively to strengthen the worldwide monetary structure to help the most weak nations in a context of a number of shocks, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the repercussions of Russia’s battle towards Ukraine and the accelerating results of local weather change. The United States and France can even cooperate intently to scale back the financing hole in rising and creating economies with the intention to foster sustainable pathways in the direction of web zero. This consists of working collectively to make sure that multilateral methods are delivering well timed debt aid from all key collectors to nations in misery. 

As two main shareholders, France and the United States reaffirm their dedication to drive an evolution of the multilateral growth banks, beginning with the World Bank, to higher handle international challenges and help personal funding in rising and creating markets. France and the United States reiterate their dedication to assist meet the international ambition of $100 billion U.S. {dollars} in voluntary contributions as quickly as doable for nations most in want, together with by the channeling of particular drawing rights. 

The Presidents affirm their willingness to cooperate to lift the degree of ambition on these points, together with at the summit to be held in Paris in June 2023.  

Global Health and Food Security
It is becoming that this State Visit coincides with World AIDS Day, given our nations’ management in turning the tide of the AIDS pandemic and as the most up-to-date hosts of the replenishments for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic, France and the United States plan to accentuate their cooperation on international well being safety and pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, together with by supporting the newly established Pandemic Fund, bolstering nationwide well being methods, coaching well being staff, and strengthening multilateral establishments together with the World Health Organization.  The United States and France intend to proceed working collectively to answer regional and international meals safety challenges. They additionally intend to advertise and safeguard an open and clear agricultural market, to spend money on resilient meals methods, and to chorus from imposing any pointless commerce obstacles.

Democracy and Human Rights
The Presidents acknowledge that strengthening democratic values and respect for common human rights is important to assembly the unprecedented challenges of our time. They reinforce the commitments they every made at the first Summit for Democracy to help free and impartial media, deal with the proliferation of surveillance applied sciences and disinformation, bolster democratic reformers, and advance know-how for democracy. The United States and France intend to strengthen and broaden the Freedom Online Coalition, advance the commitments made in the Christchurch Call to Action to counter the dissemination of terrorist and violent extremist content material on-line to higher defend human rights each on- and off-line, and plan to advertise the rules outlined in the Declaration for the Future of the Internet.

Cyber and Disinformation
The Presidents renew their dedication to work alongside companions and stakeholders to advance cybersecurity and to uphold worldwide legislation and established, non-binding international peacetime norms in our on-line world, together with by the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace and by an bold United Nations Program of Action. The United States and France plan to carry their fifth U.S.-France Cyber Dialogue in early 2023. They additionally intend to strengthen bilateral coordination in combating overseas manipulation of data on-line. They reaffirm their help for impartial media at the worldwide degree, together with by the International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM) to be hosted in Paris. The United States and France underscore the significance of final month’s Counter Ransomware Initiative Summit the place they and 35 different members reaffirmed their cooperation to disrupt ransomware globally. Recognizing the rising use of economic area capabilities to help essential features and the rising cybersecurity threats to these capabilities, France and the United States intend to work collectively to strengthen the cybersecurity of those area methods.

Education and Science Partnerships
The United States and France are dedicated to deepening their instructional cooperation with the shared goal of fostering higher fairness and entry to excellence in training. Because the energy of language and worldwide mobility can result in significant partnerships, they intend to undertake new initiatives to foster language studying, resembling facilitating French and English language instructing assistant exchanges between their respective nations. They welcome and help the French for All initiative, which promotes higher and extra equitable entry to French language training and the advantages of bilingualism for younger learners throughout the United States.
The United States and France goal for a sturdy community of instructional partnerships and change packages to succeed in the subsequent technology of transatlantic leaders who will form Franco-American relations for many years to return. This consists of strengthening the flagship U.S.-French Fulbright Program, which can have fun the seventy fifth anniversary in 2023. They additionally intend to develop new methods for younger French and Americans to study one another’s tradition and historical past, together with by Villa Albertine’s residency program for French and Francophone creators throughout the United States in addition to for American creators throughout France.  Likewise, they’re creating the “250 for 250” program, which celebrates France’s function in the founding of the United States, and the enduring friendship between their two nations, by sending 250 French college students to check or intern in the United States and 250 American college students to check or intern in France. 
Through technical and scientific change, the United States and France intend to deepen their collaboration on shared priorities resembling well being, the atmosphere, and rising applied sciences, together with biotechnology, quantum science, and synthetic intelligence. 

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.                                                                       Emmanuel Macron

December 1, 2022


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