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France's Macron tells Biden ready to work together on climate, security - Elysee

French President Emmanuel Macron looks on, during a conference with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and a videoconference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France November 10, 2020. Michel Euler/Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron told U.S. President-elect Joe Biden he was ready to work together on climate, health, fight against terrorism, his office said on Tuesday

The Elysee palace said Macron spoke to Biden on Tuesday afternoon for 10 minutes.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also said he spoke to Biden on Tuesday about working together on tackling climate change and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Macron congratulated Biden on Saturday for winning the U.S. presidency, saying they had many challenges to face.

Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Alison Williams and Marguerita Choy