LONDON (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron visits the united Kingdom on Thursday, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle to the call of the French resistance and talk about a “brexit” with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
Macron, which will be hosted by the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, mark de Gaulle June 18, 1940 Call to the headquarters of the BBC in London for the resistance to the Nazi occupation of France during the second World War.
Minister of foreign affairs Dominique Raab said that the visit showed that, despite some of the difficulties episodes in centuries of Franco-British relations, the two neighbors stood next to each other in case of need.
“This shows that with France, where we had sometimes difficult relationships at points in our history, that, in fact, when it really counts we stand shoulder to shoulder together,” Raab said.
“There are a wide range of issues, brexit, COVID, I’m in very close collaboration with the French on Iran, the Middle East and Hong Kong, and in fact, it is really an important relationship and we are proud that he comes here to confer this honour on London and on the British people.”
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton; editing by Michael Holden
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