France, Germany take Donald Trump to task

France, Germany take Donald Trump to task

PARIS: (APP) France and Germany are "concerned" over a number of decisions by US President Donald Trump , particularly his move to restrict refugee arrivals, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Saturday.

"Welcoming refugees who are fleeing war is part of our duty," he said following a meeting with his new German counterpart, Sigmar Gabriel.

"We must... ensure that this happens in a fair, just way and with solidarity."

Trump on Friday signed a sweeping executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travelers from seven countries.

"This decision can only cause us concern. But there are a lot of other issues that are causing us concern", Ayrault, with Gabriel at his side, said when asked by journalists about the restrictions.

He and Gabriel discussed "at length what we are going to do."

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