China News Service, February 12th According to British media reports, French President Hollande said on the second day of his visit to the United States on the 11th that the bilateral mutual trust between France and the United States has been restored.
Previously, Hollande and US President Barack Obama held formal talks at the White House.
In 2003, due to France’s public opposition to the dispatch of President Bush to Iraq, the alliance between France and the United States broke down.
But at a joint press conference with Hollande, Obama said that the leaders of the two countries have established a bilateral relationship that was unimaginable 10 years ago.
Hollande also said that he and Obama have resolved the disputes and differences caused by the National Security Agency and the monitoring of European allies.
The leaders of the US allies, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, were angry at Snowden’s leaked US telephone conversation.
However, it is unclear whether Hollande’s phone is also being monitored by the US. In contrast, France is very cautious about the criticism of the United States on this issue, and they emphasize the importance of cooperation with the Washington authorities in intelligence.
At the same time, Obama also confirmed that he will go to France in June to participate in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Allied Normandy landing during World War II. It is reported that Obama accepted the invitation to visit after the White House and Hollande met.
Previously, Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the United Kingdom and Canada, has announced that she will travel to Normandy Beach to participate in this commemoration.
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 American, British, and Canadian soldiers launched landing operations on the Normandy beach in France, and began a confrontation between the Allies and the Nazi Germans on the European battlefield.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang