The leaders agreed on a new multi-annual financial framework to jointly tackle the arrival of undocumented migrants on small boats through the English Channel, and discussed post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland.
Why it matters
The summit marks a significant moment of reunion and reconnection between the UK and France, highlighting their special bond and shared responsibilities in ensuring the security of the continent. The agreement on migration and trade rules demonstrates a commitment to addressing common challenges and working more closely together.
What the papers say
Politico says the leaders agreed on a new financial framework to tackle undocumented migration and praised the Windsor Framework for resolving the U.K.-EU row over trade rules. France 24 highlights the opportunity to reset the relationship between the two countries and emphasizes their shared global outlook. Both sources highlight the importance of the summit in strengthening the alliance and addressing new and unprecedented threats.
How we got here
After years of Brexit rows, the UK and France held their first bilateral summit in five years, aiming to improve communication and cooperation in a post-Brexit Europe.
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