US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on June 25, discussed the countries' joint commitments to Transatlantic security and to the enduring NATO Alliance. This was announced by the press secretary of the US Department of State Ned Price.
"Secretary Blinken and President Macron emphasized the shared goals of establishing a stable and predictable relationship with Moscow while addressing Russia’s aggressive and irresponsible behavior, including towards Ukraine," the statement said.
In addition, among the topics raised during the dialogue were China's influence on the international order, countering terrorist threats and supporting democracy in African partner countries in the Sahel region, the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations in the Ethiopian region of Tigray, the situation in Lebanon.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine positively assessed the EU's decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia. In particular, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova made her comment on her on Twitter page.
"I welcome the political decision of the European Council to extend the term of economic sanctions against the Russian Federation until January 2022," Dzhaparova said.