Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken makes calls to several foreign leaders, during his travel on May 16, 2021. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

Office of the Spokesperson

May 16, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss their shared concern about ongoing violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza and their engagement with partners in the region to bring about calm. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Le Drian also spoke about their cooperation as OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries and emphasized the need for a long-term political settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.



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