French finance minister urges US to end trade acrimony with Europe

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Washington (AFP) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday called on the United States to put an end to trade rivalries with Europe, stressing that a “strong” France and Europe are in America’s interest. “My message to the US administration on these trade issues is very clear: let’s get rid of these areas of tension between the US and Europe as quickly as possible,” he said in an interview with AFP. Le Maire was due to meet with White House officials on the sidelines of this week’s meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. A key point of tension in transatlanti…

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