Vice President embarks on three-day visit to France

10 November, 2018, 05:32 | Author: Myra Gill
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President Trump wasted no time taking a jab at his French counterpart Friday as he arrived in Paris for events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Tweeting as he landed, Mr. Trump said President Emmanuel Macron had made an "insulting" proposal to build up Europe's military to counter the U.S., China and Russian Federation. "Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which the USA subsidizes greatly!", Trump tweeted as he arrived in France to meet with Macron.

On Tuesday, Macron said Europe needed a real army to reduce reliance on the United States for defence.

"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America", Macron said.

Mr Macron has been a longstanding critic of Trump. "Europe and its security", the French president said.

Fresh off US congressional elections that saw his Republican Party's power erode, Trump is spending the weekend in Paris to bolster the US-European alliance at World War One remembrance ceremonies.


Trump has demanded that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries spend more on their own defense and has questioned whether the USA should remain in the alliance. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both publicly questioned whether Europe can depend on the U.S.to come to its aid in the event of war. In July, Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced they would halt the tit-for-tat penalties and proceed with additional negotiations. The sanctions stem from Trump's efforts to exit or renegotiate an worldwide deal struck during President Barack Obama's administration offering economic relief in exchange for a freeze of Iran's nuclear weapons program.

The statement reads in part, "The Nigerian President will join the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and other world leaders in discussing contributions towards global peace while underscoring the imperative of collective action".

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has embarked on a three-day visit to France on Friday.

Macron and other European leaders have repeatedly criticized Trump's efforts to undermine the deal, and have sought to create a special mechanism that would allow the bloc to avert USA sanctions and continue trading with Iran. While Republicans slightly expanded their majority in the US Senate, they lost control of the US House of Representatives to Democrats who may use their newfound power to launch investigations into Trump and stymie his agenda.

The White House and the Kremlin had previously considered a formal meeting in Paris.

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