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Emmanuel Macron’s friendship with Finland’s new PM Sanna Marin continues to blossom at EU summit

Ooh la la! Emmanuel Macron’s friendship with Finland’s Sanna Marin, 34, continues to blossom at EU summit – after the pair were given centre stage in leaders line-up photo

  • Macron, 41, and Marin, 34, met for first time yesterday at the summit in Brussels and seemed to get on well 
  • The pair were seen swapping jokes, kissing on the cheek and laughing together while attending the summit
  • Marin, who is now the world’s youngest Prime Minister, made her international debut at the summit yesterday

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Finland’s new Prime Minister Sanna Marin seem to have started a blossoming friendship at an EU summit. 

Macron, 41, and Marin, 34, met yesterday at the summit in Brussels and the pair seemed to make friends very quickly as they were seen swapping jokes and laughing together. 

Marin, the world’s youngest Prime Minister, made her international debut at the summit.

Macron, 41, and Marin, 34, met yesterday at the summit in Brussels and the pair seemed to make friends very quickly. The pair greeted each other today with a kiss on the cheek (pictured) 

The pair (pictured at the summit today) were seen swapping jokes and laughing together as Marin made her international debut

The pair (pictured at the summit today) were seen swapping jokes and laughing together as Marin made her international debut 

Marin, the world's youngest Prime Minister was also seen mingling with Germany's Angela Merkel, Denmark's Mette Frederiksen (pictured with Marin and Macron) and Belgium's Sophie Wilmes today

Marin, the world’s youngest Prime Minister was also seen mingling with Germany’s Angela Merkel, Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen (pictured with Marin and Macron) and Belgium’s Sophie Wilmes today 

She was also seen mingling with the likes of Germany’s Angela Merkel, Romania’s Klaus Iohannis, Denmark’s Mette Frederiksen and Belgium’s Sophie Wilmes in the lobby of the Europa building. 

The two-day summit will see leaders discuss climate change, the EU budget, Brexit, Russian sanctions and the euro zone.

Marin said: ‘The ambitious climate goals that we have to take – the new generations are expecting us to act and we have to fulfil the expectations of the people. I’m worried about this climate issue.

‘We have to do more, we have to do it faster. It’s about the future of our children. I am very much looking forward that we would find a common goal today.’

The two-day summit will see leaders discuss climate change, the EU budget, Brexit, Russian sanctions and the euro zone. Marin is pictured in the centre of the front row during yesterday's meeting

The two-day summit will see leaders discuss climate change, the EU budget, Brexit, Russian sanctions and the euro zone. Marin is pictured in the centre of the front row during yesterday’s meeting

Marin (pictured at the summit yesterday) said: 'The ambitious climate goals that we have to take - the new generations are expecting us to act and we have to fulfil the expectations of the people'

Marin (pictured at the summit yesterday) said: ‘The ambitious climate goals that we have to take – the new generations are expecting us to act and we have to fulfil the expectations of the people’

Sanna Marin, 34, Finland's new Prime Minister and the world's youngest sitting leader, had her first EU summit in Brussels Thursday (pictured) - and appeared to make friends with Emmanuel Macron

Sanna Marin, 34, Finland’s new Prime Minister and the world’s youngest sitting leader, had her first EU summit in Brussels Thursday (pictured) – and appeared to make friends with Emmanuel Macron

Marin has largely brushed aside media frenzy over her appointment, taking office on Tuesday after the Centre Party withdrew support from Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne, forcing him to step down as prime minister.

Marin leads a coalition of five parties, all of which are lead by women, four of whom are under 35.

‘I haven’t concentrated that much on the media coverage of the change of government or my prime ministership,’ she said.

‘I have concentrated on the fact that we have a lot of work to do,’ Marin told reporters in Brussels yesterday. 

Macron appeared to be sharing a funny joke with Marin, pictured with her back to the camera at yesterday's meeting

Macron appeared to be sharing a funny joke with Marin, pictured with her back to the camera at yesterday’s meeting

Marin also spent some time with Angela Merkel yesterday, who will soon step down from her role as German Chancellor

Marin also spent some time with Angela Merkel yesterday, who will soon step down from her role as German Chancellor

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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