Macron and Johnson discussed cooperation in the fight against coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday held telephone talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the leaders of the two countries stressed the need for cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, according to the Elysee Palace.

“They (Macron and Johnson) stressed the need for close bilateral, European and international cooperation in the fight against COVID-19,” the communique says.

The French President and the British Prime Minister highlighted the risk of new coronavirus infections from abroad, while the spread of the virus is declining at the national level, the French leader’s administration stressed.

“In this regard, the French President and the British Prime Minister agreed to work together on coordinated measures. This cooperation is especially necessary to control our common border,” the communique says.

“At this stage, the quarantine measures do not apply to travelers from France; all measures on both sides will be taken in a coordinated and mutual manner. A working group of the two governments will be established to ensure this cooperation in the coming weeks,” the document says.

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