French President Emmanuel Macron has said the European Union should not gang up on China with the U.S. even if it stands closer to Washington by virtue of shared values, according to a report carried by Politico on Thursday.
Speaking in English in a discussion broadcast by Washington-based think tank the Atlantic Council on Thursday, Macron mentioned a scenario "where we put in a situation to join all together against China."
"This is a scenario of the highest possible conflictuality. This one, for me, is counterproductive," Politico quoted Macron as saying.
Macron was answering questions from U.S. think-tankers, professors and former officials via video link in a 90-minute session recorded at the Elysee on Wednesday afternoon, the report said.