G7 summit: When Emmanuel Macron forgets the cameras and stops Joe Biden to talk to him about oil

G7 summit: When Emmanuel Macron forgets the cameras and stops Joe Biden to talk to him about oil

What happened on Monday on the sidelines of the G-7 meeting in Bavaria is astonishing. While Joe Biden was negotiating with his closest national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, Emmanuel Macron apostated the president. ,that! President, sorry to interrupt you“, he begins. A scene that took place in front of microphones and cameras as the press passed. Then he continues by explaining to her that he had just spoken on the telephone with Mohamed Ben Zayed.

“I decided to call the President of the United Arab Emirates. I asked him to increase my production. He answered me with two things. One, ‘I am the max’ – in any case, that’s what he says – and Two, according to him, the Saudis can increase themselves a little, 150 (note, he’s talking about thousands of barrels here) or a little more, but not in a large capacity and in the next six months.”, He then continues: “Finally, in regards to what we’re going to do with Russian oil, he told me that we have to make sure that India“, before being interrupted by Jake Sullivan who then proceeded to point the cameras.”yeah we’ll talk about it inside“, concluded the French president on the face of an embarrassed Joe Biden.

A clumsiness that has certainly gone unnoticed, and which raises many questions in a context where fuel prices are approaching record amounts with the Ukrainian conflict. Soon after, the UAE Energy Minister reacted on Twitter. “In light of recent reports, I would like to clarify that Emirates has almost reached its maximum production capacity”, he wrote. Former French ambassador to the United States, Gerard Aroud, also reacted on the set of BFMTV. ,I think Emmanuel Macron didn’t see that we were listening to him. He was not interested in saying this in front of the cameras. He was surprised”They said.

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