Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, spoke on the telephone to Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Together they talked about the situation in Syria, where the fight against Daesh [so-called ISIL] remains the priority. In the context of the announced withdrawal of American troops from north-east Syria, President Macron stressed the importance of close coordination between the international coalition members so that the safety of all our partners is ensured.

The French and American Presidents reaffirmed their determination to continue respecting their red lines as regards chemical weapons use in Syria.