OREANDA-NEWS On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, gathered in New York, the USand French presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral meeting.

The US President and his French counterpart discussed international security issues on Monday, including the situation in Syria, as well as trade between the United States and the EU. This is stated in the message distributed on Monday by the press service of the White House following the meeting of the two leaders.

"The leaders discussed a number of international issues, including the situation in Syria, countering threats from Iran, as well as creating fair conditions for trade between the United States and the European Union. They also discussed President trump's plans to visit Paris in November and attend a ceremony marking the centenary of the end of world war I. Both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to close coordination of actions to confront global challenges, " the document says.

French officials, meanwhile, said that President Donald trump did not raise any new issues when meeting with the French leader.

The American leader noted that he had good relations with his French counterpart. "We have a very good experience with France. Sometimes not very good, but 99% very good. France feels good, we feel very good, and it is important that together we feel very good," said Trump.

Despite the public manifestation of Trump and Macron good relations, there are currently a number of acute contradictions between the countries. In particular, because of trade duties between the US and the EU. So, Macron in July said that he did not support the start of negotiations on a trade agreement between the EU and the United States, because there are no conditions for this. In addition, the countries have different positions on the situation around Iran and its nuclear program.

The leaders of the two countries are in New York to participate in the events of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.