France to U.S: Don't Withdraw From Afghanistan or Iraq

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French President Emmanuel Macron meets members of the military mobilized for the reconstruction of the port of Beirut, Lebanon, September 1, 2020.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets members of the military mobilized for the reconstruction of the port of Beirut, Lebanon, September 1, 2020. Credit: Stephane Lemouton/Pool via Reuters

France will make clear to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to Paris next week that it opposes a unilateral American withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq given the fight against Islamist militancy, its foreign minister said on Friday.

Jean-Yves Le Drian and President Emmanuel Macron are due to meet Pompeo on Monday in the French capital. 

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