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1:49 PM 4th May 2021
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Foreign Secretary Meeting With Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Foreign Minister, 4 May

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during the G7 Foreign and Development Ministerial Meeting.

A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office spokesperson said:

"Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today at Lancaster House in London, as part of the G7 Foreign & Development Ministerial Meeting.

"The Foreign Secretary and Minister Le Drian discussed the importance of cooperation ahead of COP26, particularly on international climate finance.

"Both minsters discussed the need to ensure ambitious action to replenish the Global Partnership for Education. They also discussed the ongoing bilateral work to tackle illegal migration in the Channel and the need to work closely on the challenge it presents.

"Finally, both ministers agreed on the strength of the UK-French partnership and discussed how they could work together to address shared concerns including climate change, vaccines supply and global health."