The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, and French President, Emmanuel Macron, have held a UK-France summit in Paris, demonstrating their close working relationship.
The leaders spoke in private for over an hour at the Élysée Palace, without officials present.
The event marked the first UK-France summit in five years and was seen as an attempt to repair cross-Channel relations since Brexit.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, and French President, Emmanuel Macron held a UK-France summit at the Élysée Palace in Paris.
The leaders met in private for over an hour to discuss cross-Channel relations since Brexit, without officials present.
A statement from the UK's Prime Minister's official spokesman confirmed the meeting, saying that the leaders "spoke for more than an hour, one-to-one" and were joined at the end by their chiefs of staff for a brief period.
During a press conference after the meeting, Sunak described Macron as a "friend of Britain" and thanked him for his "graciousness" towards the UK after the Queen's death last year.
The event was seen as a positive signal for diplomatic relations between the UK and France after years of tension.
The BBC described the meeting as a "good workout for the word 'bromance'," implying a close working relationship between the two leaders, while The Independent noted that the private summit demonstrated their partnership.