The news of forming the “entente amicable” came as French President Nicholas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as they both spoke at the Franco-British summit in Britain’s capital of London. Under this entente amicable, the ties between Britain and French should be strengthened. But, under this alliance, both countries will have more meetings to talk about policy.
Both countries will be addressing various issues to the credit crisis and the wars going on in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Brown said that it will be for the greater good if both England and France work together. In addition, Brown suggests that could this could evolve into an “entente formidable.” He said that it would be a wonderful relationship between France and Britain.
Brown and Sarkozy said that together, Britain and France will be addressing such issues as: the violence in Darfur, China’s crackdown in Tibet, Iraq war, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the junta in Burma, along with many other issues.
Also, Sarkozy addressed China’s crackdown even further. Recently, Sarkozy said that he may boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing. He said he reserved that right. However, Sarkozy would talk with the European Union (EU) first.
While meeting with Sarkozy in Paris, France, US GOP presidential nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona said that the crackdown on Tibet was unacceptable of a world power like China.
Brown said that he would not boycott the games.
In regards to the US presidential elections, this entente amicable could possibly be a topic that either candidate will go over. Britain itself has been a key and longtime ally of the United States.
French President Sarkozy himself is pro-American.