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Macron, Trudeau deepen ‘bromance’ in Paris

  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:00
Mon, 2018-04-16 15:46

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed their common vision and the strength of their personal friendship as they met in Paris on Monday.
The two young leaders, both progressives in their 40s, exchanged a hug on the steps of the Elysee Palace and spoke warmly of their ties afterwards at a press conference that ended with them leaving the room with their arms across each other’s backs.
Macron and Trudeau see each other as natural allies in a world increasingly shaped by right-wing nationalism which has gathered strength in Europe and the United States, as well as in Russia, Turkey and China.
“We have an extremely close convergence of views,” Macron said during the press conference, which came after a working lunch and talks with Trudeau.
Trudeau, speaking mostly in French, ended his remarks lauding the “friendship” between the two leaders — a contrast with the often difficult relationship he has with his North American neighbor, US President Donald Trump.
“Canada, France and Europe are extremely aligned,” he said.
Talks included trade, the war in Syria and an upcoming summit of G7 countries which will be hosted by Canada in June.
Trudeau and Macron’s first meeting as leaders came in May last year when they were photographed together at a meeting of G7 countries in the dreamy setting of Taormina, a hillside town in Sicily.
It led to widespread commentary about the “bromance” between the two married liberals — as well as jokes online that they looked like they had gone to Sicily for their wedding photographs.

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