Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron. She expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the countries, her office said in a statement.
The call to Macron demonstrates that Harris plays an important role in foreign policy, an area in which the former California senator has significantly less experience than Biden.
“Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change and support democracy in their own countries and around the world,” the vice president’s office said in a statement.
“They also discussed numerous regional issues, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to work together to confront them,” the statement said.
Harris also had a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this month.