MIL-OSI Translation: Franco-American road map.

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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English – Following the ceremonies of the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, welcomed the President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, to Paris for a state visit highlighting the deep historical ties and shared values that unite France and the United States. Recognizing their historic relationship and recalling the price paid by previous generations of both countries to ensure peace and freedom, the presidents reaffirm their commitment to a Europe united, free and at peace.

Ukraine

The Presidents reiterate their strong condemnation of Russia’s war in Ukraine and reject Russia’s attempted annexation of sovereign Ukrainian territories, in flagrant violation of international law, including the United Nations Charter. Russia’s irresponsible nuclear rhetoric and disregard for arms control regimes are unacceptable. In this context, France and the United States reaffirm their continued support for Ukraine’s defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, in particular by continuing to provide it with political, humanitarian, economic and security assistance. Both countries confirm their support for a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in accordance with international law, and will continue to work with their partners and Allies to coordinate assistance to enable Ukraine to fully exercise its right to self-defense , provided for in Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations. The presidents discussed the possibilities of taking further action in support of Ukraine; This war indeed puts Euro-Atlantic security as a whole at stake. France and the United States co-chair the “artillery coalition” within the Contact Group for the Defense of Ukraine and intend to take further steps to provide Ukraine with the necessary support in the current period and longer term. Both countries remain committed to refuting arguments that falsely claim that time is on Russia’s side; the two presidents commit to supporting efforts within the framework of the European Union (EU) and the Group of Seven (G7) to benefit Ukraine from considerable profits from immobilized Russian sovereign assets, in accordance with international law and their respective legal systems and decision-making processes. The presidents also expressed serious concern over transfers of arms, including from Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as well as dual-use goods and components for military production from companies located in the Republic. People’s Republic of China and other countries, which Russia is using to rebuild its military and defense industrial base in order to continue its war against Ukraine. France and the United States support measures to bar access to the French and American financial systems of anyone involved in such transfers. They both strongly support the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to highlight and document violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by Russian forces. Both countries remain committed to mitigating the tragic humanitarian and human rights consequences of the war as well as its impact on global food security, energy, nuclear security and safety, and the environment.

NATO

France and the United States reaffirm their desire to ensure their mutual defense and to defend every piece of allied territory at all times, to protect their nationals and to preserve freedom and democracy, in accordance with the commitments they have made in as Allies within NATO. Together they strengthen their collective defense against all threats, in all directions, following a 360-degree approach. The Presidents reaffirmed the importance of strengthening the NATO-EU strategic partnership and a stronger and more capable European defense supporting the European pillar of transatlantic security which contributes positively to collective security. The United States supports the growing investments of European Allies and their partners in military capabilities that strengthen our common defense, complementing NATO.

Moldova, Western Balkans and South Caucasus

France and the United States intend to continue working with Moldova and other partners to strengthen the resilience of this country in the face of destabilization attempts by Russia, diversify its energy supply, and consolidate democratic institutions and protection of human rights, in order to progress on the path to its European integration. France and the United States welcomed the continuation of their close cooperation towards the integration of the Western Balkans into the EU in order to strengthen prosperity, democratic governance and the rule of law. They welcome opportunities to promote their joint engagement in favor of the Western Balkans, notably through EU-NATO cooperation, the dialogue on the normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia facilitated by the EU and supporting key reforms towards EU integration. France and the United States, witnesses of the Dayton-Paris Agreements, reaffirm their support for the Office of the High Representative and will continue to firmly protect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and multi-ethnic character of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They call on the leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina to refuse to embark on the path of divisions and secession and instead to work collectively to implement the reforms necessary for their country’s membership in the EU. They urge the new government of North Macedonia to remain focused on the path to EU membership and to respect its international commitments. France and the United States affirm their determination to stand alongside the Georgian people in their Euro-Atlantic aspirations. The presidents urge the ruling Georgian Dream party to respect the popular will by recommitting to the Euro-Atlantic path. Both countries support the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the South Caucasus, based on respect for international law and the principles of sovereignty, inviolability of borders and territorial integrity. They support further regional integration in the South Caucasus which would benefit all populations in the region.

Middle East

In the Middle East, France and the United States are determined to continue their joint efforts to achieve de-escalation and avoid a regional conflagration. They call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and reiterate their demand for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages. The Presidents reaffirm their deep concern over the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and call for the distribution of life-saving humanitarian assistance on a large scale for the civilian population and for continued and unhindered humanitarian access through all channels. transport leading to the Gaza Strip as well as within it. They also reaffirm that Israel must do more to truly protect Palestinian civilians and humanitarian personnel. They reiterate their attachment to the two-state solution, the only way to guarantee lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The two countries emphasize in particular that it is of the greatest importance to preserve the stability of Lebanon and to reduce tensions along the Blue Line and they will work together in this direction. They call on all parties to exercise the greatest restraint and responsibility, in compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. In this context, France and the United States underline the urgent need to put an end to the long presidential vacancy which has lasted 18 months in Lebanon, to proceed without further delay with the election of a new president, formation of a government and the implementation of reforms essential to the stabilization of the Lebanese economy, and to lay the foundations for recovery and inclusive economic growth in this country. The two countries reaffirmed their determination to increase pressure on Iran to curb its regional destabilizing activities, nuclear escalation and missile proliferation, put an end to its support for the war of aggression led by the Russia against Ukraine, ensure its full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and pave the way for a future negotiated solution that guarantees the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program. They are ready to adopt new sanctions and measures to combat destabilizing activities carried out by Iran and to prevent the transfer of Iranian missiles to Russia. They reiterate their serious concern about human rights violations in Iran, particularly those of women, girls and minorities. Both presidents call on Iranian leaders to end all arbitrary detentions.

Africa

France and the United States are committed to working in partnership with African countries on shared global priorities, including inclusive global economic growth, tackling the climate crisis, digital transformation, good governance and security, food security and global health. They welcomed the African Union becoming a permanent member of the G20 and will work with African countries to ensure that they are fully represented in international institutions. They support the efforts of regional organizations and African partners to establish peace, stability and good governance in the region, while making investments in sustainable and inclusive development, human capital and infrastructure, key vectors of growth. economic. France and the United States are also deeply concerned about the deterioration of governance, security and the humanitarian situation in Sudan, the Sahel, the Great Lakes region and other crises. They strongly condemn the incessant human rights violations committed by many actors, including Russian proxies and national armed forces, the shrinking of democratic space and the rise of disinformation. France and the United States call on all belligerents in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to immediately cease hostilities, call on Rwanda to withdraw and cease its support for the March 23 Movement, and on the DRC to cease all collaboration with the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda and other armed groups, and all stakeholders to respect international humanitarian law. The presidents continue to be favorable to regional diplomatic efforts and particularly welcome the mediation led by the president of Angola, and they call on all parties to de-escalation, the protection of civilian populations and a constructive dialogue to create conditions for a negotiated solution leading to lasting peace. They undertake to consult each other on their respective approaches in West Africa, particularly in the Sahel. France and the United States are committed to advancing mediation efforts to find a political solution to the Sudanese crisis as well as supporting the provision of more life-saving and sustainable humanitarian assistance to the Sudanese population.

Indo-Pacific region

France and the United States are strengthening their cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region to promote prosperity, security and universal values within the framework of the international order based on rules of law, transparent governance, economic practices fair and respect for international law, in particular freedom of navigation. In accordance with their common commitment to the security and stability of the region and leveraging their comparative advantages, France and the United States also aspire to deepen their practical cooperation in areas such as maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, climate, biodiversity and sustainable ocean management. The presidents recall and unreservedly support the G7 declarations on the People’s Republic of China and will work in close consultation on the various issues linked to the measures and policies implemented by China. Regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France and the United States continue to strongly condemn that country’s delivery of ballistic missiles to Russia for use in Ukraine, and will coordinate their efforts in the Security Council of the United Nations on all matters relating to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. They reaffirmed their support for the Burmese people in their quest for peace, freedom and democracy. They are strengthening their action in the region on the diplomatic, economic and development levels, notably with regional institutions such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Pacific Islands Forum and the Association countries bordering the Indian Ocean, to support prosperity, security and the transition to sustainable renewable energy in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region as a whole.

Americas

France and the United States support the rapid deployment of the Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti, authorized by the United Nations Security Council, and thank Kenya for leading this crucial mission. Both presidents are willing, alongside other international partners, to support the electoral process in Haiti. France and the United States support the desire of the Venezuelan population to hold pluralist presidential elections on July 28 to peacefully restore their democracy. They urge President Maduro to respect the commitments made in Barbados in October 2023, to reconsider his decision to no longer invite the EU to participate in the form of an election observation mission and to grant unimpeded access to the election observation missions of the EU, the United Nations (UN) and the Carter Center. They also call on President Maduro to continue to allow opposition coalition candidate Edmundo González to run, to end the repression of the political opposition, and to immediately release political prisoners.

Transnational issues

Security Council reform

France and the United States are committed to expanding the Security Council so that under-represented regions, particularly African states, can participate more fully. Both countries are convinced that it is possible to increase the number of permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council.

Combating information manipulation and interference activities carried out from abroad

Both countries are committed to promoting the right to freedom of opinion and expression, both online and offline, including the freedom to seek, receive and disseminate information and ideas of all kinds, as well as integrity of information while respecting democratic values and human rights. France and the States co-chair the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Resource Center on Disinformation and Misinformation to promote cooperation and knowledge exchange on concrete methods to promote the integrity of the information. The two countries welcome the publication by the OECD in March 2024 of its report entitled “Facts without falsehood” and its contribution to the evaluation of public policies regarding information integrity, as well as to the improving transparency and accountability of very large online platforms. The two heads of state commit to increasing global exchanges, including through the Partnership for Information and Democracy, supporting capacity building and exchanging intelligence on disinformation, particularly in times of crisis. Both countries support the International Fund. They are also determined to collaborate constructively at the United Nations and within the framework of the International Public Service Media Fund, an effective new tool for promoting quality, reliable and trustworthy information throughout the world. France and the United States intend to collaborate to strengthen the resilience of partner countries in the face of information manipulation activities carried out from abroad in key sectors such as national strategies and policies, governance institutions and structures, human and technical capacities, civil society, independent media, academia, as well as multilateral action. France and the United States intend to work together to implement appropriate measures within the framework of new and existing multilateral mechanisms, in particular the G7 rapid reaction mechanism, in consultation with other international organizations and their partners. affinity. France and the United States condemn the scourge of transnational repression. The United States welcomed France’s participation in the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism Working Group on Transnational Repression, chaired by the United States and launched in July 2023. The two countries will continue to deepen their cooperation to prevent and combat transnational repression, in particular to combat this phenomenon in cyberspace.

Digital governance and emerging technologies

France and the United States are committed to promoting the openness, interoperability, reliability and security of the Internet, which implies that cyberspace is secure, stable, accessible and peaceful and that the various stakeholders participate to internet governance. The restructuring of international debates on digital must lead to close bilateral and multilateral collaboration, in particular at the UN, where the Global Digital Compact is being negotiated with a view to its adoption at the Future Summit. France, alongside the EU, and the United States are working towards national governance and regulatory frameworks on artificial intelligence (AI). They highlight the importance of international discussions on AI governance and the interoperability of these frameworks, given the economic potential and global social consequences of this technological revolution. In this regard, France and the United States recognize the importance of promoting safe, secure and trustworthy AI within a risk-based, human-centered and innovation-friendly approach. . They reaffirm in particular their desire to work together within the framework of the G7 to promote the International Code of Conduct for organizations developing advanced AI systems, in particular through a declarative framework aimed at promoting the monitoring of commitments relating to the implementation development of advanced AI systems and to determine the extent to which the Code of Conduct encourages improved practices in terms of risk management and security. Both countries welcome cooperation under the Global AI Partnership with 29 members from around the world. They support the ambition to strengthen the mandate of the Partnership, which must become an open forum aimed at facilitating participation in joint research projects of public interest and supporting constructive debate between the different partners on standards and the interoperability of their AI regulations. The two countries particularly emphasize the need for close cooperation on AI technical standards to ensure the safe and confident development of AI systems. The United States intends to participate in the AI Action Summit in France in 2025 and contribute to its preparation as part of its steering committee, in order to promote AI that is safe, secure, trustworthy and at the service of the general interest and the economic and social prosperity of all regions of the world. France and the United States encourage the participation of civil society, academia, technical experts and businesses in multi-stakeholder initiatives promoting a safe and responsible online space, including within the framework of the Christchurch Call to Remove terrorist and violent extremist content online, the Child Online Protection Lab, the Paris Call for Trust and Safety in Cyberspace and the Global Partnership for Action Against Violence and Harassment online, to which France is contributing through the creation of a laboratory for women’s rights online focused on sexist violence committed online and facilitated by technology. France and the United States continue to strengthen their cooperation on the promotion of critical and emerging technologies and continue to recognize that some of these technologies have implications for global peace and security. To this end, both countries share the common goal of ensuring that their technology ecosystems cannot be exploited to harm international peace or security. France and the United States continue to ensure that their tools, particularly in terms of trade, investment and exports, are adapted to these security challenges while avoiding unduly restricting international trade and investments. France and the United States recognize the importance of promoting transatlantic collaboration in academic research on critical and emerging technologies, including quantum technologies, AI and biotechnologies. Both countries are convinced that collaboration with affinity countries on emerging technologies strengthens a global vision of how these technologies can be put to good use.

Cybersecurity

Both Presidents commit to continuing to coordinate efforts to combat the proliferation and misuse of commercially available cyber intrusion capabilities, including commercially available spyware, to consolidate capacity building efforts in the cyberspace and increase their cooperation in the fight against malicious cyber activities, including those supported by state actors. They also renewed their support for the Joint Statement on Efforts to Combat the Proliferation and Misuse of Commercial Spyware and the Pall Mall Process. The two presidents underline the importance of the International Anti-Ransomware Initiative and are delighted that an ever-increasing number of members are participating, which demonstrates the cooperative efforts currently being deployed to eliminate ransomware on a global level.

Submarine cables in the Pacific

The United States and France highlight the strategic location of French overseas territories for the submarine cable network and its evolution as a digital hub in the South Pacific. They will continue to collaborate with the private sector, including French companies, and affinity partners to build reliable and more resilient networks to increase digital connectivity and economic development in the Pacific region and beyond.

Climate, plastic pollution, biodiversity and ocean protection

France and the United States call for intensifying efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions thoroughly, quickly and sustainably during this critical decade to keep our goal of limiting the rise within reach. temperature to 1.5°C. Together, they are committed to presenting, by February 2025, new and ambitious nationally determined contributions with absolute reduction targets, covering all sectors and categories of the economy, as well as all greenhouse gases, including methane, and to review their long-term low greenhouse gas development strategies by directing them towards just transitions to net zero emissions, in line with the Paris Agreement and to the conclusions of the first global assessment. France and the United States reaffirm the need to achieve a 75% reduction in global methane emissions from fossil fuels, including by reducing the intensity of methane emissions from oil and gas operations by 2030 and mobilizing instruments such as the International Methane Emissions Observatory, the Global Methane Pledge and national instruments. They committed to continuing their strong bilateral coordination on climate negotiations through regular meetings. 
Recognizing the essential role of nuclear energy as a clean/net-zero energy source to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions globally, France and the United States reiterate that they have endorsed the declaration on tripling global nuclear energy production by 2050, which they launched with more than twenty other countries from four continents at COP28, and they are delighted that other countries approve it ahead of COP29. 
They express their intention to achieve conclusive results at COP29 and COP30, in particular on financing climate action and on the implementation of the “1.5°C roadmap” of the global stocktake, while building on commitments made at COP28 to triple global renewable energy capacity and double the average annual rate of improvement in global energy efficiency by 2030 through joint efforts to increase total energy storage and network development so that this additional renewable energy capacity becomes a basic energy source. 
France and the United States emphasize the urgency of quickly, concretely and effectively implementing the decision of the 5th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement on the global stocktake, including the transition fair, orderly and equitable transition away from fossil fuels in energy systems, accelerating action during this critical decade, to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. They reiterated the commitment made by the G7 to phase out coal-fired electricity generation without mitigation during the first half of the 2030s and to make intensive efforts to reduce the demand for and use of fossil fuels. 
France and the United States welcome the OECD’s confirmation that developed countries have fully met their annual target of jointly mobilizing $100 billion per year to finance climate action in developing countries to the first time in 2022, and they expressed the need to define an ambitious new collective numerical target, starting from a floor of $100 billion per year, which helps keep the 1.5° target within reach. C and to build a future with net zero greenhouse gas emissions and resilience in the face of climate change. 
They will continue to support emerging and developing economies through measures such as implementing partnerships such as the Just Energy Transition Partnerships and mobilizing climate finance, including through increased use of blended finance. and mobilization of private financing. This will involve a joint initiative to encourage multilateral development banks to study the role they could play in nuclear energy financing and technical assistance, based on the capabilities and comparative advantages of each bank. They will continue to make financial flows compatible with a profile of evolution towards development with low greenhouse gas emissions and resilience to climate change. Following the launch by France, at COP28, of the accelerator for the transition to energy sources other than coal, the two presidents support the work underway at the OECD to recommend measures to financial institutions, based on risk analysis, to phase out private sector investment in new coal production facilities and accelerate the transition of existing capacity to renewable energy. 
The presidents are committed to taking ambitious action across the entire lifecycle of plastics to end plastic pollution and call on the international community to do the same, with the goal of reducing global production and consumption of plastics. primary plastic polymers. They urge the international community to finalize, by the end of 2024, an effective, ambitious and legally binding international instrument on plastic pollution, particularly in the marine environment, based on a comprehensive approach that takes into account all of the life cycle of plastics. 
France and the United States stressed the need to take urgent action to halt and reverse the process of biodiversity loss by 2030, as well as preserve, protect and restore vital ecosystems, including forests and other wooded lands as well as wetlands, such as peatlands and mangroves, and oceans, which are major natural carbon sinks and reservoirs of biodiversity. In particular, they committed to working together to conserve 30 percent of terrestrial and marine areas by 2030, both bilaterally and multilaterally, in line with the Global Biodiversity Framework adopted by the Parties to the United Nations Convention on biological diversity at the fifteenth Conference of the Parties, and to achieve its objectives and targets. 
France and the United States are calling on the world to achieve the highest level of ambition for ocean protection at the upcoming Our Ocean Conference in April 2025 and the United Nations Conference on Oceans. the Nice Ocean Conference in June 2025. To address the absolute emergency facing the oceans, the “Our Ocean” conference and the United Nations Ocean Conference are decisive opportunities to define ambitious action and concrete commitments for the oceans. 
France and the United States support the entry into force of the Agreement relating to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas not covered by not under national jurisdiction until the next United Nations Ocean Conference in Nice in June 2025. 
France and the United States remain determined to act actively to effectively protect the marine environment against the potential harmful effects of the exploitation of deep-sea mineral resources and they reaffirm their desire to adopt a precautionary approach in the face of to the possible exploitation of marine mineral resources. 
The presidents highlight the efforts made by the two countries to promote a resilient, sustainable and healthy Atlantic Ocean, and in particular the leading role played by the United States in the Partnership for Transatlantic Cooperation and by France in the Conference of Nations United Ocean 2025. France and the United States declare that they will address issues related to water security as part of the fight against climate change. They will cooperate on this issue, notably during the next One Water Summit organized by France and Kazakhstan. 
France and the United States reaffirm their determination to act in favor of the decarbonization of buildings and their resilience to climate change as part of monitoring the implementation of the Chaillot declaration and developing actions innovative priorities in buildings. 
France and the United States also reaffirm their support for the implementation of the corridor linking India, the Middle East and Europe, which will significantly contribute to sustainable growth trajectories and the development of access to clean energy in all these regions.

International development, health, food security and international financial architecture

France and the United States have reaffirmed their determination to evolve the international financial architecture to adapt it to the challenges of today’s world. France and the United States commit to supporting discussions within the G20 as well as within the governance bodies of international financial institutions to increase public and private resources to accelerate progress towards the goals of sustainable development, reducing emissions to keep the 1.5°C target within reach, building resilience to climate change and addressing other global issues, including fragility and pandemics. In particular, they commit to building better designed, larger and more efficient multilateral development banks, and to strengthening their efforts to significantly increase the financial capacity of these banks. Furthermore, they support measures intended to ensure the complementarity and coherence of the architecture of the means of financing climate action and they will facilitate private investment by modifying incentive frameworks, making processes more efficient and more flexible, by completely reviewing regulatory barriers and improving blended finance and guarantee instruments, in particular the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency of the World Bank Group. Finally, they want to improve debt sustainability assessments to take into account vulnerabilities to climate change and the scale of investments necessary for the ecological transition. France and the United States support the intention of all financial institutions to work in symbiosis within the “Finance in Common” coalition. They support the ambition of the Paris Pact for People and Planet, and efforts within it to encourage collaboration between key global stakeholders who are committed to working together to provide additional funding for the service development, climate and nature. They acknowledge the need to support developing countries with strong ambition that face financing problems in a context of growing debt burden. France welcomes the Nairobi-Washington Vision, which constitutes a call to the international community to pool its instruments to help these countries and looks forward to working on its implementation with the United States, Kenya and all other stakeholders. France and the United States are committed to continuing to lead the way to ensure the success and effectiveness of the replenishment of the main multilateral instruments to combat poverty and inequality, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Development Association and the GAVI Alliance by the end of this year.

International taxation

France and the United States reaffirmed their timetable for the Multilateral Convention for the Implementation of Amount A of Pillar One, including discussion of a partial reallocation of taxing rights on the profits of the largest and the most profitable, as well as the strengthening of legal certainty in tax matters and the simplification of the rules, the objective being to open the multilateral convention for signature by the end of June 2024. France and the United States also welcome the initiative taken by the Brazilian presidency of the G20 to make discussions on international tax cooperation a priority and they intend to work to increase efforts aimed at enabling progressive and fair taxation of individuals.

Bilateral cooperation

Defense and security

The presidents welcome the intensity and breadth of Franco-American relations in defense matters, both politically and operationally. As an extension of the joint declaration of intent signed by the French Minister of the Armed Forces and the American Secretary of Defense on November 30, 2022, this cooperation has been deepened and extended to the essential areas of space, cyberspace, war information and intelligence. The presidents look forward to continuing the dialogue on maintaining and strengthening interoperability between the French and American armed forces, and they intend to continue on this path. The presidents highlight the progress made by the France-United States Strategic Defense Trade Dialogue in terms of the effectiveness of their respective export authorization procedures and bilateral dialogue on defense issues. access to the market, and they intend to maintain this dynamic. This dialogue allowed both partners to assess the rigorous standards of their respective export control regimes and to discuss the difficulties encountered by their defense industrial bases. As their adversaries intensify their hybrid, digital and other threats against both countries, France and the United States are determined to work together to thwart them.

Bilateral partnership on clean energy

As part of the third high-level meeting of the France-United States Bilateral Partnership on Clean Energy which was held recently in France, the two countries once again reaffirmed their common desire to work towards achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, in particular by leveraging cutting-edge research and science to accelerate the development and responsible deployment of clean energy technologies, disruptive innovations and measures to revitalize the energy sector. energy and pave the way for clean industries. Recognizing that it is possible to densify their bilateral cooperation on energy, France and the United States have defined the areas of their engagement, in particular native hydrogen, the decarbonization of industry, electricity networks and their flexibility. They also continued bilateral discussions on nuclear energy, critical minerals and critical raw materials, as well as on accelerating the implementation of the Mineral Security Partnership and the Voluntary Mineral Security Program criticism of the International Energy Agency.

Civil nuclear energy

The presidents welcome the establishment of the Core Group on Nuclear Energy within the Bilateral Partnership. They intend to ensure reciprocal and mutually beneficial cooperation in research and development on advanced nuclear technologies, including new generation reactors, small modular reactors, nuclear fuel technologies and sustainable solutions for fuel management. France and the United States will also promote the responsible deployment of nuclear reactors to achieve decarbonization goals consistent with the highest standards of nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation. Recognizing the importance of diversifying civilian nuclear fuel supply chains and developing nuclear services independent of Russian influence, France and the United States welcome the progress made by the “Sapporo 5” project, which enabled Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom to exceed their COP28 target to mobilize $4.2 billion in state investment to develop a reliable global nuclear fuel supply chain and secure. France and the United States commit to working together to leverage further investments in the development of reliable, secure, safe and sufficient nuclear supply chains to support the growth of carbon-free nuclear energy, in the compliance with the objective of containing the rise in temperature to 1.5°C. France and the United States are in complete agreement to reduce dependencies on and cooperation with the Russian civilian nuclear industry.

Space cooperation

France and the United States have established a global dialogue on space to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the space field in its civil, commercial, multilateral and national security dimensions. In the civil segment, France and the United States are determined to intensify their cooperation in human spaceflight in low orbit on the International Space Station, in deep space on the Moon and around the Moon with the Artemis program , and beyond. In addition to existing cooperation within the framework of the European Space Agency, mainly concerning the Lunar Gateway lunar station, France and the United States are striving to develop bilateral cooperation on lunar exploration. France and the United States are cooperating under the Space Climate Observatory initiative to collect space data to model and track climate change and develop operational tools to adapt to their effects. As part of the Space Climate Observatory, France and the United States are committed to setting up a common digital twin for coastal areas, in order to monitor climate change and flood mapping. French and American oceanographers and hydrologists and international partners have joined forces to establish and operate the Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission, which is producing the first global study of Earth’s surface waters, observes the details ocean surface topography and measures how water bodies change over time. In addition, the French National Center for Space Studies and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration are committed, along with other international partners, to continuing to work together on the Space Observation System. atmosphere which will provide key data for improving weather, climate and air quality forecasts.

Transportation

The French Ministry of Transport and the American Department of Transportation intend to strengthen their cooperation in the rail sector by sharing their knowledge and best practices, and by encouraging French companies such as SNCF and Alstom and American companies such as Amtrak to pool their experience of railway projects and technologies. They particularly encourage these exchanges to facilitate the completion of the ongoing certification of Alstom’s new high-speed train, Avelia Liberty, intended for Acela service on the American Northeast corridor.

Scientific cooperation

France and the United States are committed to developing their high-level and mutually beneficial scientific relationship. The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the US Department of State will organize a joint commission for science and technology in 2025 to intensify their bilateral cooperation on areas of common interest. Franco-American round tables will be organized between scientists to prepare this joint commission and identify priorities for cooperation.

Food safety cooperation

France and the United States are committed to working together to improve global food and nutrition security, including by mutually supporting the 2025 Nutrition for Growth Summit, contributing to the food security of their key partner countries and by applying the flagship measures of the American “Feed the Future” program. France and the United States are committed to the World Bank’s Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Great Green Wall Accelerator. With the Nutrition for Growth Summit taking place in France in 2025 and the United States in 2026, the presidents plan to work together to strengthen food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable populations, including through the Coalition for Growth. school feeding, which brings together more than 100 countries and which France and the United States support through their participation in the working group guiding its efforts. France and the United States will continue to promote the integration and effective implementation of the “One Health” approach to prevent the emergence, re-emergence and spread of zoonoses and combat antimicrobial resistance. France and the United States intend to work closely together to achieve their agricultural trade objectives.

Global health collaboration

France and the United States continue to discuss ways to advance their shared global health priorities, particularly in multilateral fora and with a focus on their shared regional priorities such as Africa. France and the United States are committed to supporting the new World Health Organization (WHO) Academy in Lyon, which will significantly improve access to training for multisectoral health workers around the world. France and the United States are determined to strengthen the global health architecture and increase international efforts to prevent, prepare for and respond to pandemics, notably through the Africa Vaccine Production Accelerator and the efforts to strengthen equitable access to vaccination through their continued support to the GAVI Alliance as it prepares its next replenishment this month. As members of the Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health, France and the United States reiterated their desire to collaborate to strengthen the resilience of health systems to climate change and mitigate their environmental footprint. France and the United States will continue to promote the integration and effective implementation of the “One Health” approach to prevent the emergence, re-emergence and spread of zoonoses and combat antimicrobial resistance. France and the United States support efforts to transform the financial architecture linked to pandemic prevention, preparation and response. This includes helping to mobilize $2 billion in new financing and an equal amount of catalytic financing for the Pandemic Fund at the October 2024 pledging conference, as well as implementing implements the initiative for additional financing for medical countermeasures that the relevant G7 development finance institutions are developing. France and the United States are also working together to fulfill the G7 commitment to help at least 100 low- and middle-income countries develop essential capacities under the International Health Regulations. In March 2024, France joined the United States in the inaugural event of the Foreign Ministers Network for Global Health Security which brings together foreign ministers to call diplomatic attention and provoke discussion. action on critical global health security issues. As already stated in the recent G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement, France and the United States will work together to raise the level of global ambition on biosafety and security.

Cultural cooperation

France and the United States, recognizing their deep historical ties and shared democratic values, are very keen to expand their cultural cooperation in view of the 250th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence, in 2026. This event historic will provide a unique opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing democratic and interpersonal ties that unite France and the United States through joint celebrations and cultural exchanges. France and the United States are determined to ensure the success of France’s application for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List of the historic D-Day beaches Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword . By obtaining this recognition, France and the United States aim to preserve these sacred territories for future generations while paying tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought for freedom. This enterprise symbolizes the lasting commitment of the two countries to peace, memory and international cooperation.

Equality between women and men and fight against discrimination

Advancing equity and equality between women and men and promoting the rights and opportunities of women and girls are priorities for France and the United States. The two presidents are very attached to the defense of sexual and reproductive rights and health, to greater economic empowerment of women, to investment in childcare, to the fight against gender-based violence, to the work carried out with women’s organizations in civil society and their consolidation, as well as the promotion of the representation of women in society, their access to management positions and their participation in political life. Both countries are committed to supporting women’s economic empowerment by joining efforts to reduce the digital divide between women and men, notably through the Women in the Digital Economy Initiative, and supporting investment in human services, with measures such as the World Bank’s “Investing in Child Care to Strengthen Human Capital” initiative. France and the United States welcome the OECD’s contribution to promoting gender equality and the organization’s commitment to providing data-driven recommendations to eliminate major inequalities between women and men , particularly with regard to ecological, energy and digital transitions. France and the United States are working to publicize the Recommendation of the OECD Development Assistance Committee on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of cooperation for development and humanitarian assistance, and they reaffirm their determination to prevent and combat sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. As members of the Global Partnership for Action Against Online Gender-Based Violence and Harassment, France and the United States are determined to combat all forms of technology-facilitated gender-based violence, gender-based misinformation, and the growing threat it poses to women leaders and to democracies around the world. France is also contributing to these efforts by creating an online women’s rights laboratory focused on gender-based violence committed online and facilitated by technology. France and the United States share a positive vision of technology to help bridge the digital divide between women and men and enable women and girls to take ownership of cyberspace. The two countries intend to work together on issues related to artificial intelligence and gender equality, particularly in the run-up to the AI summit to be held in Paris in 2025.

France and the United States affirm their support for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Women can access reproductive health care, including contraception and safe abortion. Both countries champion sexual and reproductive rights and health in multilateral and bilateral relationships and ambitious language in international negotiating forums, and they participate in existing coalitions, such as the action-oriented Generation Equality Forum coalition that addresses the question of the right to control one’s body and sexual and reproductive rights and health. Both countries also provide bilateral and multilateral assistance to partner countries, international organizations and local civil society actors, to support access to family planning and other essential quality sexual and reproductive health services.

France and the United States call on the international community to strengthen efforts to promote and defend women’s rights, in particular by consolidating UN Women and other relevant international institutions.

Fight against anti-Semitism

France and the United States are determined to fight all forms of discrimination and hatred. In the context of a rise in anti-Semitism around the world, the two governments commit to organizing an annual dialogue on the fight against anti-Semitism and to strengthening their role in broader coalitions to combat all forms of discrimination and anti-Semitism, establish coordination of strategies to mitigate online anti-Semitism and encourage education and better understanding between all components of our societies. France and the United States continue to work together to preserve the history and memory of the Holocaust, including through accurate information, commemorations and the restitution of works of art confiscated by the Nazis and their employees or compensation.

Sport

As respective host countries of the next Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, in 2024 and 2028, France and the United States are determined to promote cooperation between the groups and institutions involved in the organization of the Games to make them more sustainable, more responsible and more inclusive. The two countries will act together during the Paris and Los Angeles Games to demonstrate that these major universal sporting events are a unique opportunity to seek to achieve common sustainable development goals and to encourage initiatives and investments in the service of the health and education of future generations. They recall the resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the Olympic Truce.

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