French President Emmanuel Macron stressed that the government of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must decide who its allies are, stressing that half a friendship is unacceptable.
Macron said in an interview with the British Guardian newspaper and a limited number of international media: “What are the policies that Great Britain wishes to choose? It cannot be the best ally of the United States and the best ally of the European Union and that it is the new Singapore, it must choose a model.”
Macron added: “But I have the impression that the country’s leaders have promoted all these models to the people. If Britain decides to choose a complete transatlantic policy, then the European Union needs clarification, because there will be a difference in the rules and market entry, and if it decides that it will be the new Singapore,” As I indicated before, well I don’t know, I’m not the one who decides, but I hope for good and peaceful relations, for our destiny is linked, and our intellectual approach is linked and our researchers and manufacturers work together. I believe in the continent and sovereign states, and I do not believe in new nationalism.”
Macron expressed his support for a common aspiration and a common destiny and expressed his hope that Johnson would also be on this path, because he believed that the British people really were, and Macron confirmed that France and Britain will remain allies, because history and geography do not change, so he does not believe that the British people have a different fate than The fate of the French.
The Guardian newspaper said that during the interview, which took place in the Elysee Palace Ballroom, Macron appeared to be busy for 90 minutes in his conversation with 10 journalists from the United States, Britain, Europe, and the Arab region.
The interview came after canceling an earlier appointment with the French president before Christmas at the last minute after he was diagnosed with Corona, and the Elysee employees said that the president and his wife Brigitte, who were infected with the virus, had fully recovered.